That movie was the basis of a leadership course I took shortly after I was 
commissioned into the USN.  I've never forgotten that movie, plan to watch it 
again with my daughter some day when she's older.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On October 15, 2016 2:24:33 PM EDT, WILTON via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
wrote:
>'Reminds me:  I was in 8th Air Force at Robins AF, GA, and here at
>Seymour 
>Johnson AFB, NC.
>
>Lt. Gen. Frank Armstrong, from my hometown, Nashville, NC (born 15 or
>20 mi. 
>away, but claimed Nashville, where his sister lived), helped establish
>8th 
>Air Force in England in 1942.
>
>The movie, "Twelve O'Clock High," is based on his actions.  His part,
>Frank 
>Savage in the movie, is played by Gregory Peck.
>
>I met 'im sitting on his sister's front porch one afternoon in 'bout
>1948.
>
>Wilton
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Max Dillon via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>Cc: "Max Dillon" <dillonm...@gmail.com>
>Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:04 PM
>Subject: Re: [MBZ] 73 years ago today
>
>
>> Thanks for posting! I think there is a museum for The Mighty Eighth
>off of 
>> I-95 down in Florida.  I've often been tempted to stop there, that 
>> temptation is now greater.
>> -- 
>> Max Dillon
>> Charleston SC
>> '87 300TD
>> '95 E300
>>
>> On October 14, 2016 5:49:25 AM EDT, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
>> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>Was an bombing mission which incurred record losses, and Oct 14
>became
>>>know as Black Thursday.
>>>
>>>http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-eighth-air-force-raid-on-schweinfurt.htm
>>>
>>>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Raid_on_Schweinfurt
>>>
>>>60 of 291 planes were lost, and another 17 were so badly damaged that
>>>they were scrapped ofter the mission.   22% of the men on the raid
>were
>>>
>>>lost.
>>>
>>>Remember today, the men of the USAAF who flow those missions and
>>>especially those who were lost.
>>>
>>>
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