Based on the 1949 film of the same title, 12 O'Clock High follows the high-flying adventures of the 918th Heavy Bombardment Group in World War II from 1942 to 1944 who were stationed at Archbury Field, England (a fictitious air base).
Runtime: 60 minutes
12 O'Clock High - Sonderkommando Elbe - Netflix
Sonderkommando “Elbe” was the name of a World War II Luftwaffe task force assigned to bring down heavy bombers by ramming aircraft into them mid-air. The tactic aimed to cause losses sufficient to halt or at least reduce the Western Allies' bombing of Germany. The pilots were expected to parachute out either just before or after they had collided with their target. The chances of a Sonderkommando Elbe pilot surviving such a practice were low, at a time when the Luftwaffe was lacking sufficient numbers of well-trained pilots.
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