12 O’Clock High (1966): S02E27 – Cross-Hairs on Death


Introduction

12 O’Clock High is an American military drama television series set in World War II.

It was originally broadcast on ABC-TV for two-and-one-half TV seasons from September 1964 through January 1967 and was based on the 1949 film of the same name.

A goofy bombardier Lt. who always hits his mark joins Gen. Savage’s crew and finds out the hard way, that real people are killed when bombs drop.

Outline

Thomas Carpenter, a pilot who washed out of flight training and was subsequently dishonourably discharged from the service for insubordination, finds his way to England as a civilian and proceeds to infiltrate the 918th and masquerade as a captain. Desperate for replacements, Gallagher puts him to work as co-pilot on several missions to test his mettle while waiting for confirmation of Carpenter’s status that will never come. Carpenter is eager to command his own bomber before his ruse is discovered, but his impatience keeps his evaluator, Captain Enright, from …

Twelve O’Clock High Series

You can find a full index of 12 O’Clock High Series 02 here.

You can find a full index of the 12 O’Clock High series here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s): Sy Bartlett and Beirne Lay Jr.
  • Producer(s): Quinn Martin, Frank Glicksman, and William D. Gordon.
  • Music: Dominic Frontiere.
  • Production: 20th Century Fox Television.
  • Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox Television.
  • Release Date: 21 March 1966.
  • Running Time: 50-51 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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