Thursday, December 10, 2009

12 O'clock High 01.08 "The Hours Before Dawn"
The memorized plans for an air offensive are only in Gen. Savages head. Getting them to his base could pose a problem when his staff car is run off the road during a night raid on London. Trapped in a suburban home at the gun point of a downed Nazi pilot, Savage must outwit his captor with no help from the home's owner, an apathetic lady of the night no longer vested in the Allied or Axis outcome...
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Episode 01.07 "Decision"
No loss of allied bombers is too great to destroy a building that once produced precision gears for fishing reels and now is producing components for a secret flying bomb. The well camouflaged building will prove elusive for the 918th, unless a shot down P.O.W. and personal friend of Gen. Savage can find some way mark to it for destruction.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Episode 01.06 "Pressure Point"
The 918th's heavy battle losses have the attention of a powerful senator who has no love for Gen. Savage, as a result, the future of daylight precision bombing may be at risk. A specific mission over Germany is under close scrutiny when Savage's shot up B-17 returns with the belly gunner trapped in the B-17s underside turret and his pregnant lover watches on in horror as the plane makes a belly landing... If you like this series as much as I go over to

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Episode 01.05 "The Climate of Doubt"
General Wiley Crowe's love for an old flame may send Gen. Savage's formation of bombers into a well planned trap to shoot them out of the sky. Are Crowe's orders based on practicality or for a favor of a former lover? He is clearly gambling with the 918th's lives and his own court martial. If you like this series as much as I and would like to get the twelve o'clock high TV series on DVD, go over to

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Episode 01.04 Sound of Distant Thunder Tennessee farm boy Andy Lathrop (Peter Fonda) shows extraordinary talent as a bombardier and is taken under the wing of Gen. Savage. Those puffs of smoke in his bombsight are but only a job, and Gen Savage wants him to make a career out of the USAAF, until Andy falls in love... Probably one of the most powerful episodes in the history of TV. A wonderfully skillful and crafted story!
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Episode 01.03 The Men and the Boys

www. ;A pilot breaks combat formation protocol to fly cover for a fellow airman's damaged B-17 bomber. His actions are met with severe disciplinary consequences from General Savage when friendship supersedes orders. Which poses the greater good? If you like this series as much as I, go over to

Friday, October 30, 2009

Episode 01.02 Follow the Leader

Robert Melon is chosen to be the lead bombardier and all other 21 bombardiers will bomb his release. The recent death of this friend upsets him enough that he bombs too early, missing the target and killing hundreds of innocents in a school yard & surrounding areas.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Episode 01.01 Golden Boy Had 9 Black Sheep

Teaser to the first episode Sept of 1964. Introduces Joe Gallagher who later takes over in Season 2. A great episode flavored from the original movie. This episode introduces Savage as a tough as nails Group Commander as seen in the movie. He has no patience for goof-offs or slackers. Since many themes were borrowed from the movie itself, this episode serves as a beginning to the entire saga. It does not pick up off where the movie ended, a scene where Savage has a breakdown and is frozen in his chair until his group returns home.
This episode doesn't cover the relieving of Keith Davenport as the commander of the 918th, nor does it explain why a General is in charge of a group when a Colonel is quite capable for the command. The beloved Harvey Stoval returns played by Frank Overton.
Although broadcast first, this episode was actually filmed after 01.02 "Follow the Leader".
Anyway his episode is a great start to the series...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Finally the 12 O'Clock High TV Blog

12 O'Clock High has been a favorite show of mine since the mid 60s when there were only 3 TV stations. Since that time I frantically searched my TV guide to see some kind of syndication of the TV series. It seems the series was destined to fade into obscurity.

It only appeared once in the early 70s on a local public TV channel. I often wondered why it appeared on a public TV channel and not on an ABC affiliate...?

It wasn't till the early 2000's it resurfaced unedited on the GoodLife Network digital cable. I guess it wasn't much of a surprise to discover the stories still held up!

Years later after seeing and hearing about horrible knock offs of the show, I decided to spend the money and 3 years and make it right. This site celebrates the great stories of the 8th AF and honors the men who gallantly gave their lives for freedom!