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The B-17 Flying Fortress over Germany.

A great movie about the B-17 Flying Fortress in WW2 staring Gregory Peck.   Twelve O'clock High shows a B-17 Flying Fortress Unit bombing the German Third Reich. A story of twelve men as their women never knew them... In this movie, a hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber pilot unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.  In this movie of the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany, General Frank Savage must take command of a "hard luck" bomber group. Much of the story deals with his struggle to whip his group into a disciplined fighting unit in spite of heavy losses, and withering attacks by German fighters over their targets. Actual combat footage is used in this tense war drama.  

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Twelve O'clock High over Germany Bombing the Reich.

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In this movie, a hard-as-nails general takes over a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber pilot unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape to Bomb the Third Reich. essential video:
The wartime memories of surviving World War II bomber squadrons were still crystal clear when this acclaimed drama was released in 1949--one of the first postwar films out of Hollywood to treat the war on emotionally complex terms. Framed by a postwar prologue and epilogue and told as a flashback appreciation of wartime valor and teamwork, the film stars Gregory Peck in one of his finest performances as a callous general who assumes command of a bomber squadron based in England. At first, the new commander has little rapport with the 918th Bomber Group, whose loyalties still belong with their previous commander. As they continue to fly dangerous missions over Germany, however, the group and their new leader develop mutual respect and admiration, until the once-alienated commander feels that his men are part of a family--men whose bravery transcends the rigors of rigid discipline and by-the-book leadership. The film's now-classic climax, in which the general waits patiently for his squad to return to base--painfully aware that they may not return at all--is one of the most subtle yet emotionally intense scenes of any World War II drama. With Peck in the lead and Dean Jagger doing Oscar-winning work in a crucial supporting role, this was one of veteran director Henry King's proudest achievements, and it still packs a strong dramatic punch. --Jeff Shannon
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This gritty World War II action drama staring Gregory Peck, Oscar winner Dean Jagger, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill and Millard Mitchell is seen as one of the most realistic portrayals of the heroics and perils of war. Convinced an air force commander (Gary

We need to find the name of a man in the 12 O'Clock High Series

The man (I can't remember his name) was a stunt flier & did a lot of the aircraft crash scenes in the old Twelve O'clock High TV sitcom. (I don't know about the movie). He did the solo flight after WW 11 while working for an English movie producer. He was sent to the US to get 4 B17`s out of desert storage & fly them back to England. He did this by recruiting needed aircraft mechanics & fliers he knew from their tour of duty in England during WW 11.  He test flew their first refurbished AC. After a lot of hectic problems over the Atlantic they they accomplished their mission.  This guy was later killed in an AC crash & I would like to get a bio on him, but can't remember his name.
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I believe you are thinking of Paul Mantz.
Paul was killed in the filming of Flight of the Phoenix.
Steve Manny

You should consider joining the Confederate Air Force, CAF.  CAF units are located throughout the US.  There are Warbirds all over the US that need volunteers to help the cause. Putting it in proper perspective, it would be nice if our grandchildren can see WWII aircraft still flying 50 years from now.

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Gary Dortch
I may have some information pertaining to your queries. The story you related above about resurrecting some B-17's from the desert, the subsequent travails and adventures (misadventures?) crossing the Atlantic, struck a cord with me. I read a book (in fact I still have it) many years ago called "Everything but the Flak" by Martin Caidin. This is the story of getting three B-17's to England for the movie "The War Lover". He relates a story pretty much the way you laid it out above. The other two men involved were Greg Board and John Crewdson. Of course there were maybe a half dozen other men involved and if you would like their names I'll get them for you in a follow-up email. 

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