One Step Beyond

Season 2 Episode 3


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 06, 1959 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • John Newland: (closing dialogue) Lt. Commander Stacey was right about one thing the heavy cruiser the USS Athena did take two direct bomb hits from enemy aircraft at 10:40 hours March the 22nd 1944. One of the bombs knocked out the communications system of the ship. At the same time killing radioman first class Tom McCrory and Captain Clyde Madison, the senior medical officer aboard the USS Athena. I suppose too, that we reasonable people must agree with Lt. Commander Stacey's on another account after Madison was killed he further transmission of his voice was absolutely impossible, but it was absolutely impossible for Pharmacist's Mate Harris an untrained man to complete this final and most complicated stage of the operation without his voice. To really explain what happened in that hot steamy wardroom we cannot look simply to logic or reason, can we? I can only tell you that there is now living in Southern California a retired naval officer who has a word for it, his word is miracle, his name is Will Fielding.