Twelve O'Clock High

Season 3 Episode 1

Gauntlet of Fire

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Aired Friday 9:30 PM Sep 09, 1966 on ABC
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The 918th Group has just finished 21 missions in the 30 days since May 1, 1944. They have been bombing for Operation Point, the lead up to Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy. A 10 day leave is authorized then cancelled and instead they are assigned to fly the Overleaf missions, dropping leaflets all over the French coast. Everyone is exhausted from Gallagher on down. General Pritchard tells General Britt that they need all groups in the air. Britt explains he only has two flyable Groups left, 918th & 966th, he has used the 82nd to replace men & aircraft for the other Groups. Later at Wing, General Britt explains to Gallagher that this could be the "real thing". Gallagher says he has heard that before. Britt also tells Gallagher that the G-3 is moving up and the position could go to Gallagher if he wants it. On the first "Overleaf" mission to Youreville, they get hit by flak and Pat Barstow's ship gets shot down. Back on the ground, Lieutenant Col. Christy is upset over losing a good friend and Gallagher decides that he will lead the next few missions himself. The 918th have only 16 serviceable aircraft & 24 available pilots. Flying 4 missions a day is wearing down both planes and men. Fights break out and the men are surly, General Britt arrives in the middle of a fight between two mechanics and tells Gallagher he had better get his group under control or be replaced.moreless

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