12 O'Clock High (TV series)

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12 O'Clock High (TV series) DVD cover.

Disambiguation : this page is about the TV series of the 1960s ; for the 1949 American Movie, look at Twelve O'clock High.

TV Series (1964-1967)

Starring:
Robert Lansing (Brigadier General Frank Savage (season 1))
Paul Burke (Colonel Joe Gallagher (seasons 2 and 3, two appearances in season 1))
Frank Overton (Major Harvey Stovall)
Chris Robinson (T/Sgt. Alexander "Sandy" Komansky (seasons 2 and 3))

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Season One

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Ep. 01 Golden Boy Had 9 Black Sheep
The first landing seems to be filmed using a radio command model. Later, archive footage are more realistic.

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Several nose arts applied on the (same ?) aircraft:

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Leper Colony

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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Ep. 01 Golden Boy Had 9 Black Sheep
Dear Mom Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress s/n 42-38168 of 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bombardment Group, 1st Air Division (archive footage).

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Unidentified Aircraft

Ep. 01 Golden Boy Had 9 Black Sheep
Aerial action relied on combat footage, mostly drawn from the wartime documentary The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. But some surprising footage are used too.

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Ennemy high-wing aircraft ending in a great ball of fire :

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A Luftwaffe fighter hit in its drop tank and so rolling into a steep dive

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G

Ep. 01 Golden Boy Had 9 Black Sheep
Messerschmitt Bf 109G equipped with the Rüstsatz VI underwing gondola cannon kit (and on the second screenshot still with the drop tank, so a captured German footage).

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Ep. 03 The Men and The Boys

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Ep. 06 Pressure Point
A damaged Bf 109 G with the Rüstsatz (kit) VI and the left main landing gear partially down. It is under fire still with its drop tank. The next second, a direct hit in the tank makes it in a great ball of fire.

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Ep. 01 Golden Boy Had 9 Black Sheep
Footage from a combat training ?

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Ep. 03 The Men and The Boys
Little Friends diving to help the stream.

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Republic P-47 bubbletop (D-25 and over or N variant) :

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Supermarine Spitfire

Ep. 02 Follow the Leader
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).
War footage already used for the movie seen here a glimpse before the B-17 was out of sight.

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Unidentified Aircraft

Ep. 02 Follow the Leader

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Ep. 02 Follow the Leader

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Boeing DB-17P Flying Fortress

Featuring Boeing DB-17P Flying Fortress 44-83684 Piccadilly Lily, actually on the civil registry as N3713G and seen with the military serial of "3713", fictitious code V*HP despite displaying 1st Combat Bomb Wing tail markings... and various nose art !
Ep. 02 Follow the Leader

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Ep. 03 The Men and The Boys

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North American P-51D Mustang

Ep. 03 The Men and The Boys

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Messerschmitt Bf 110

Ep. 03 The Men and The Boys

B-17 under attack from a Bf 110.

Lockheed Hudson

Ep. 05 The Climate of Doubt
Acting as a Luftwaffe night bomber over London.

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Focke-Wulfe Fw 190

Ep. 05 The Climate of Doubt

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E

Ep. 05 The Climate of Doubt

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Boeing QB-17F Flying Fortress

Ep. 05 The Climate of Doubt
Public footage about the Nike/Ajax validation test from 1954. Regarding the other use of this action (look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing) to find other title featuring it), the image is topsy-turvy.

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Unidentified Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Ep. 06 Pressure Point
No Flying Fortress known with such serial 4n-23613 (or 42-3613) ! A in triangle stands for 91st Bomb Group but GK two-letter squadron identification code is fictitious.

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Boeing B-17F-45-BO Flying Fortress

Ep. 06 Pressure Point
Yankee Doodle Dandy Boeing B-17F-45-BO Flying Fortress s/n 42-5264 with 30 mission marks. Will added eight others before flying back to the USA on April 1944. Was delivered at Denver on 11 February 1942 and assigned to 358 BS / 303 BG on January 1943 as VK-J.

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Unidentified Aircraft

Ep. 06 Pressure Point

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S1 not fully covered

Black and White episodes 7 to 32 still uncovered; feel free to complete!

S2 not yet covered

Season Three

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress

Ep. 3.01 Gauntlet of Fire.
Hundred Proof was a bare metal B-17 G s/n 42-98015 delivered in May 1944 which survived the war but quickly scrapped for metal).

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Ep. ?
44-83316 : derelic fuselage being used for a crash scene or with a wheel stand putting the airplane into a normal B-17 attitude so it could be placed in the background. Seen with various serial on the tail (863 or 11868) with or without nose art. No chin turret.


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