PG | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
The three main actors were put on a strict diet of 500 calories a day while filming to accurately portray how emaciated the downed pilots became during their ordeal.
Chief, this is Aldrich. I'm losing her on the ARA.
Tony Pastula: Come on, where are you goin'?
Gene Aldrich: Chief, I've lost the beacon. Over. Are we close Chief?
Tony Pastula: I'll give him a tap, maybe his com is down.
The fuselage of the plane is marked with the ID number 6-T-14. That designation is also used by the crew during their radio calls. However, the actual number of the lost aircraft was 6-T-6 (aircraft number 6 of Torpedo Squadron 6).