Adapted from Beirne Lay Junior and Sy Bartlett's novel of the same name, Twelve O'Clock High is a 1949 war movie centered around the US Army's Eighth Air Force who flew daylight bombing missions against Nazi Germany and occupied France during the early days of World War II. Starring Gregory Peck in the most dazzling role of his career, this WWII Air Force drama depicts the star of the show as a staunch leader who creates and governs a bomber unit into a inimitable force to be reckoned with. Also starring Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell, and Dean Jagger, this action packed feat was nominated for a staggering four Academy Awards and considering this it became a reel of required viewing at military service academies for decades, Twelve O'Clock High's pride of place in the Cockpit USA hall of fame is without doubt or question!

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