In one of his best postwar roles, Gable is a rugged brigadier general given a tough Air Force command. He must send his bomber squadrons deep into Germany to knock out secret airplane plants where the Nazis are frantically assembling jet fighters. It's a race against time; if Gable's
bombers don't destroy the jet factories, the jets will destroy the Allied air forces. There is a break in the weather for several days, and Gable orders his entire command to attack Schweinhafen. After a staggering 48 Flying Fortresses are shot down, Pidgeon, Gable's superior, is shocked and asks
Gable if the sacrifice is worth it. He insists that it is and struggles with his own consc...