Twelve O'Clock High

Season 2 Episode 16

Falling Star

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Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jan 03, 1966 on ABC
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On the way back from a mission, a mentor of Joe Gallagher's, Colonel Gus "Pappy" Wexler is flying as an observer. Gallagher asks Fowler to let Wexler fly in the co-pilot seat. They are attacked by ME-109's and Joe is wounded, Pappy takes over calling Gallagher "Bernie". At HQ General Pritchard ask Harvey Stovall's opinion of Wexler. General Britt is away in Washington and if he is not back, Pritchard will be looking for a new Wing Commander. He is thinking of Wexler or Gallagher. Gallagher is on the sick list so Wexler becomes acting Group Commander, and Gallagher the acting Wing Commander. Wexler wants things run by the book. On the next mission, he takes 3 planes and turns too early & aborts. He calls his Bob Fowler, his co-pilot "Bernie", and when Sandy questions him, Wexler orders him to stand down and report to the Flight Surgeon when he is back. Later in the Star & Bottle, the pilots celebrate with Wexler and he makes a good show of it. He arm wrestles Captain Banazek and wins. He has taken a liking to young 2nd Lieutenant Booth and tries to fix him up with a pretty WAC Sergeant Wexler takes Booth to meet Alice, a woman he cares about.moreless

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Bert Remsen

Bert Remsen

Sergeant Nero

Lew Gallo

Lew Gallo

Major Joseph Cobb (1964-65)

Barney Phillips

Barney Phillips

Major "Doc" Kaiser

Frank Overton

Frank Overton

Major Harvey Stovall

Hazel Court

Hazel Court

Liz

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson

Technical Sergeant Alexander "Sandy" Komanski

James Daly

James Daly

Colonel Gus "Pappy" Wexler

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Barbara Shelley

Barbara Shelley

Mrs. Clyde-Bryce

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David Macklin

David Macklin

Lieutenant Booth

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