Approved | | Drama, Romance, War
During the Cold War, Air Force Colonel Jim Caldwell shapes up his Strategic Air Command B-52 wing to pass a nuclear war readiness test.
Robert Lansing goes on to become Brig. General Frank Savage who commands a hard luck outfit in WWII, the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force, in the TV series 12 O'Clock High (1964-1967).
Col. Hollis Farr:
But what about this request for transfer?
Col. Jim Caldwell: I never saw it.
Col. Hollis Farr: Aw, come on! If you stall around on this, all he'll do is go to the Inspector General. Why go out on a limb?
Col. Jim Caldwell: Out on a limb? How in the hell do you think I've been living since I took this job...
In several scenes, flight line maintenance personnel and command staff officers are not wearing hearing protectors while standing near jet aircraft with running engines. Air Force policy requires personnel to wear hearing protection while around operating engines to prevent permanent hearing damage caused by the extremely loud, high-pitched sound produced by jet engines.
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