TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH by

TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not another Command Decision, but a novel not dissimilar in setting, appeal. Again there is conflict in the brass, as to whether to be tough or Savage takes over, relieving Davenport, who has babied his ""hardluck"" bomber group of the 8th Air Force, stationed in England. It is the story, too, of the the group, Gately, transformed from a mission-dodger to a fighter; Bishop, a kid, best pilot of the lot, eager to win the war and get home; Cobb, tough air exec; St fatherly ground exec; McIlhenny, who is promoted from private to sergeant, and almost daily. Savage falls in love with a WAAF officer, Pamela- but puts his job and romance evaporates into thin air. Too bad, a strengthening of that angle would given a plus market for a book that will be read largely by men, who like war -- and stories.

Pub Date: April 28th, 1948