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 »
As Robert Lansing proved to be difficult, with whom to work, his character was killed off in the second season premiere. He was replaced by Paul Burke, who had been a guest star in two episodes of season one, including the pilot.
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.