The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

07/15/1969 (US) AdventureWar 1h 33m
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This was the day the Allies turned the blitz on Hitler

Overview

In 1943, Colonel Greg Brandon, stationed at an United States Army Air Forces 8th Air Force, 103rd Bomb Group base in England, repeatedly attempts to persuade superiors that massive daylight bombing will hasten the end of World War II. In spite of the mission's extreme difficulty, his plan is finally put into effect against a German aircraft factory. During preparation for the raid, Brandon alienates his men by insisting that normal bombing operations continue. His disdain for cautious Lieutenant Archer and brash RAF Wing Commander Trafton Howard further antagonizes his associates, including his girl friend, WAC Lieutenant Gabrielle Ames. When his bomber crashes the morning of the mission, Brandon boards a bomber manned by Archer and Howard. During the effective air raid, he is impressed by Archer's courage and Howard's judgment.

  1. Boris Sagal

    Director

  2. Ralph Barker

    Novel

  3. Donald S. Sanford

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Christopher George

    Christopher George

    Col. Greg Brandon

  2. Laraine Stephens

    Laraine Stephens

    Gabrielle

  3. J.D. Cannon

    J.D. Cannon

    Gen. Palmer

  4. Gary Marshall

    Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard

  5. Michael Evans

    Michael Evans

    Group Commander

  6. Gavin MacLeod

    Gavin MacLeod

    Sgt. Kruger

  7. Ben Murphy

    Ben Murphy

    Lt. Archer

  8. Bo Hopkins

    Bo Hopkins

    Capt. Douglass

  9. Tim McIntire

    Tim McIntire

    Lt. Quimby

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The Thousand Plane Raid

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Original Language English

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