The Thousand Plane Raid

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Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George), an American serving at a Royal Air Force base in England, has a grand military dream: a risky plan to send a fleet of 1,000 bombers to a German airplane factory as a strategic strike. read more

Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George), an American serving at a Royal Air Force base in England, has a grand military dream: a risky plan to send a fleet of 1,000 bombers to a German airplane factory as a strategic strike. Brandon badgers his commanding officers until he has his way, losing friends and alienating people as he goes. When the raid arrives, Brandon sees the wisdom and valor of his fellow soldiers and realizes that caution is just as important as zeal.

Original Release

03/01/1969

US Release

07/15/1969

Cast

Horst Ebersberg German Pilot
Mac McLaughlin Waist Gunner
Lee Broker Navigator
Phil Proctor Turret Gunner
Carl Reindel Bombardier
Wayne Sutherlin Waist Gunner
Christopher George Col. Greg Brandon
Laraine Stephens Gabrielle / WAC Lt. Gabrielle Ames
J.D. Cannon Gen. Palmer / Gen. Cotten Palmer
Gary Marshal Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Boris Sagal

Writers

Ralph Barker, Donald S. Sanford, Robert Vincent Wright

Cast

Horst Ebersberg German Pilot
Mac McLaughlin Waist Gunner
Lee Broker Navigator
Phil Proctor Turret Gunner
Carl Reindel Bombardier
Wayne Sutherlin Waist Gunner
Christopher George Col. Greg Brandon
Laraine Stephens Gabrielle / WAC Lt. Gabrielle Ames
J.D. Cannon Gen. Palmer / Gen. Cotten Palmer
Gary Marshal Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard
Michael Evans Group Commander / Group Commander Leslie Hardwicke
Gavin MacLeod Sgt. Kruger
Noam Pitlik Lt. Jacoby
Ben Murphy Lt. Archer
Bo Hopkins Capt. Douglass
Tim McIntire Lt. Quimby
Barry Atwater Gen. Conway
Scott Thomas Lt. Richman
John Carter Middleton
James Gammon Maj. Varga

Producers

Editors

Henry Batista, Jodie Copelan

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