12 O'Clock High

12 O'Clock High (1964)

13 mistakes

(1 vote)

The Clash - S1-E20

Factual error: The sea plane that lands to rescue Savage at the end is a type not built until after the war. And it's marked "U.S. Air Force," an entity that also didn't exist until after the war. During WWII, what later became the Air Force was known as the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Jean G

Falling Star - S2-E16

Factual error: Alice says she wants to thank "The U.S. Air Force." There was no such entity during WWII. What later became the USAF was then known as the U.S. Army Air Corps. (00:23:20)

Jean G

Show generally

Factual error: Season 3, "To Seek and Destroy": It's supposedly 1944, but the German agents are pursuing the Americans in a Renault Dauphin manufactured in the 1960s. (00:41:30)

Jean G

Show generally

Factual error: Season 3, "To Seek and Destroy": Though the dialog throughout makes reference to the launch of a V-1 rocket, the stock footage shown is of a V-2. (00:05:00)

Jean G

Between the Lines - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: Gallagher looks out at his wrecked B17 from the ruins, and the aircraft's tail section is facing the camera. Several minutes later, he looks again from the same vantage point, and the burning plane's nose and engines are now facing the camera. (00:11:35)

Jean G

Show generally

Factual error: In the initial opening credits, there's a statement that the flying battle scenes were flown by the Air Force. At the time of the events depicted there was only the Army Air Corps. 1947 was the beginning of the Air Force.

Falling Star - S2-E16

Factual error: It's an error that plagued many episodes, but here again, the flight jackets hanging behind the bomber pilots have 50-star flag patches on the shoulders. (00:30:25)

Jean G

Mutiny at Ten Thousand Feet - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: While Savage struggles with Kemp in the cockpit, the bomber goes into a nosedive. The next shot is stock footage that shows several people jumping from the plane and deploying parachutes. But when we cut back to the interior set, no one in Savage's crew has bailed. (00:42:00)

Jean G

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