12 O'Clock High - TV show Ratings

12 O'Clock High
Year1964 - 1967
GenresDrama, War
Runtime (Min.)60
Votes (SUM)1,352
Rating (AVG)8.2
This story is based not-to-loosely upon the real experiences of the crew of Frenesi, Captained by William "Pappy" Cely, flying out of Rougham Field, Bury St Andrews. Though the sketch in general is a composite of any B-17's crew at the time, there are unarguable parallels to the Frenesi story, specifically, the mission to Brunswick on February 11, 1944. Cely and his crew flew an inordinate number of missions; more certainly than the required twenty-five. Cely flew Frenesi and her crew on this critical mission to bomb a ball bearing factory in Brunswick this day. The formation received heavier than usual flak and suffered gravely. Upon approaching target, dense, but intermittent low fog made dispatch questionable, and the standard operating procedure would have been let fly and hightail it, but Pappy opted for a go-round, and re-approach to minimize collaterals. There was a school. Well, Frenesi took a lot of heat. She was very badly damaged, but she was rewarded with a break in the fog to allow her to precisely dispense her load. She rattled back to Rougham, held together by her skin alone; her structure being later deemed "the most heavily damaged bird to safely land". She was a miracle, and Cely, a saint.



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