TV Series | | Drama, War
This series chronicled 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.
The B17 Picadilly Lilly is an "F" model, yet throughout the series, combat footage of "G" model B17s are cut into the scenes. The main difference between the models is that the G models feature a "chin" turret under the nose of the plane.