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This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »
Based on the real life 306th Bomb Group. The fictional 918th was devised by taking 306 and multiplying by three. The fictional name of the base was Archbury, based on the real life Alconbury, the wartime home of the 306th Bomb Group.
In many scenes through the series crew members are shown smoking on or near aircraft. Smoking was never allowed anywhere near aircraft or ammo by the Air Force since day one. It was especially prohibited in the days when aviation fuel was 100 octane gasoline which was then used by prop-driven aircraft like the B-17.
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