Home Television Drama 12 O’clock High

12 O’clock High

1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 7 (USA)
78 x 60 minute episodes

12 O’clock High chronicled the adventures of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the US Eighth Air Force.

12oclockhigh_001

First commanded by irascible Brigadier General Frank Savage (Robert Lansing, pictured at right) the Group was stationed in England and flew long-range bombing missions into German-occupied Europe.

Major General Crowe (John Larkin) was his boss, and Major Harvey Stovall (Frank Overton initially and then Lew Gallow) his adjutant on the ground.

The action was hot and heavy, and at the start of the second season, it got a little too hot for General Savage, who was killed during a mission.

Colonel Joe Gallagher (Paul Burke) – the son of a Pentagon General – then assumed command and the lead in the series for the rest of its run.

Brigadier General Britt (Andrew Duggan) became the new superior officer in the second season, while Tech. Sgt. Komansky (Chris Robinson) was Gallagher’s gunner and flight engineer.

The series was originally shot and screened in black and white but made the move to colour for the third season in the fall of 1966.

Maj. Harvey Stovall 
Frank Overton (1)
Lew Gallow (2)
Col. Joseph Anson Gallagher 

Paul Burke 
Tech. Sgt. Sandy Komansky

Chris Robinson 
Brigadier General Frank Savage 

Robert Lansing
Major Doc Kaiser 
Barney Phillips
Major General Wiley Crowe
John Larkin
Brigadier General Edward Britt
Andrew Duggan

Video