The B-47 and Jimmy Stewart “Strategic Air Command”
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The Last Flight
Everyone feared for Holland’s life during his last mission in the movie Strategic Air Command. For what it’s worth, it looked like a sad and unfortunate ending was in the midst.
Before his last flight in the B-47, he flew the B-36 Peacemaker over Greenland. Holland’s plane crashes as he tries his best to land on the snow, but he ends up surviving and only accruing a lingering shoulder injury.
Downplaying the injury was almost his downfall on his last flight in the new B-47. He couldn’t stretch his arms the way he used to for landing. Fortunately, the co-pilot pulls it off and they land safely.