This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Frank Overton ...  Maj. Harvey Stovall 61 episodes, 1964-1967
Paul Burke ...  Col. Joe Gallagher / ... 48 episodes, 1964-1967
Chris Robinson ...  Sgt. Sandy Komansky / ... 47 episodes, 1965-1967
Robert Lansing ...  Brig. Gen. Frank Savage 32 episodes, 1964-1965
Barney Phillips ...  Maj. Donald 'Doc' Kaiser 27 episodes, 1964-1967
Robert Dornan Robert Dornan ...  Capt. Bob Fowler / ... 25 episodes, 1965-1967
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This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank Savage, and later by Colonel Joe Gallagher, the son of a Pentagon General. The group is stationed in England, and flies long-range bombing missions into German-held Europe. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas en la hoguera See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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According to a TV Guide article from May 15-21, 1965, page 24, Robert Lansing was replaced because the show was moving from 10 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Wikipedia article on Lansing states Paul Burke looked younger than Lansing, though Lansing was younger than Burke. See more »

Goofs

Reconnaissance flights are often shown with a P-51D taking off but a P-51B in flight. Due to their radically altered canopy configurations, these two types are plainly different. See more »

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Follows Twelve O'Clock High (1949) See more »

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Will this ever be released "over the counter"?
31 May 2007 | by potter51See all my reviews

It is truly fine to be among the fans and supporters of this fine old chestnut. I am also in my fifties, and I knew a lot of WWII vets when I was a kid. My father rebuilt the big airfield at Foggia in Italy and the pastor of the church I went to was a nose gunner in B-24's. I've known 17, 24, and 29 pilots. To them the series was right on the money.

I always liked Lansing's Savage better than Peck's, but none of you noticed that the first few episodes were written by the men who wrote the original novel. In most cases, that usually makes for high production values and attention to characterization. Lay and Bartlett had a good ear for the experience because they lived it.

I have used "The Men and the Boys" and "Golden Boy Had Nine Black Sheep" as teaching tools in my European history and American history classes. The kids generally take to them, once they get past them being in black and white.

When this comes out so I can put it alongside "Rawhide" on my shelves, I will truly be a happy man.

Bob Potter Wilmington, Delaware


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