The Eighth Air Force casualty rate was horrendous. Those were brave men! If anyone has never seen !2 O'Clock High, sit down with a glass of good Scotch and enjoy.
The opening sceme where Dean Jagger is cleaning his glasses at their old abandoned airfield and in the background you hear a big radial engine starting and the grass blowing in the wind is a brilliant piece of movie making.
It's hard to realize how very lucky we are. Hats of to all those who gave us the freedom we have. 12 Oclock High, the B17 and Robert Lansing in the sixties was a must watch for Me.
Something of interest for air men and others. Listen to a story on CBC radio called ( The Shepherd )