Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ...
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Did You Know?
The opening sequence, borrowed directly from Operation Crossbow, shows cooling towers of nuclear reactor fed electric power plants as part of the skyline of London before the rocket motors of the vengeance weapons cut out. See more
During the recon mission, the section of the wing and engine nacelle between the canopy and the wing insignia disappears, showing the ground below. See more
Ah, what do you say, Munroe, hmm? What are the odds?
About the same as spitting in an Air Commodore's eye from an express train, sir.
Edited from Operation Crossbow