In this story of the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany, General Frank Savage must take command of a "hard luck" bomber group. Much of the story deals with his struggle to whip his group into a diciplined fighting unit in spite of heavy losses, and withering attacks by German fighters over thier targets.
Amazon.com: Twelve O'Clock High
:: As I sit here watching this excellent movie starring Gregory Peck, I can't help but think of it as "Chicken Soup For the Commander's Soul."
Wikipedia has a nice write up. (Spoiler Alert)
Commanding a CAP Squadron is both the best job and the worst job in Civil Air Patrol. Even the best of us occasionally find ourselves in a dark place.
My former unit commander once asked if I had seen this movie, and he recommended it to me while counseling me once when I hit a hard patch. I'm passing on the favor.
I recommend watching this movie when in danger of running out of gas. It's motivating.