Whereas Band of Brothers and The Pacific by no means shied away from displaying the carnage of conflict, neither sequence integrated this many main character deaths this shortly. This installment options the demise of Curtis Biddick (Barry Keoghan), whose aircraft goes down over Central Europe after the pilot heroically steadies the aircraft to the very finish so a few of his crew can bail out.
Although Main John Egan (Callum Turner) later expresses hope that Biddick is off “sipping on a bottle of Schnapps proper now,” those that’ve learn the true historical past know that that isn’t the case. Per the American Air Museum, the true life Biddick didn’t make it off his B-17 in time: “Roughly 40 miles north of Regensburg, Biddick’s aircraft suffered an oxygen fireplace brought on by 20mm harm to the nostril and fuselage, trapping these on the flight deck. 4 of the crew have been killed in motion, together with Lt Biddick.”
As an actor in more and more excessive demand, Keoghan was a serious get for Masters of the Air. He spoke to The Wrap about what it was wish to say goodbye to the sequence so quickly.
“[My focus] was to return throughout as a pacesetter, to point out a superb stability of him placing it on to encourage his crew and his group round him, to point out no signal of weak spot. That was the primary drive for Biddick,” Keoghan advised TheWrap. “After which proper earlier than we see his loss of life, we truly see a glimpse of him simply being a boy. All of that facade and all of that act is gone, stripped for again to the core.”
Up to now, Masters of the Air hasn’t overpassed the truth that these are all merely boys up within the sky taking part in a harmful man’s recreation. This identical episode additionally options the fiery conflagration of poor “Babyface” and numerous others within the downed aircraft throughout Europe. Via three episodes, moving into B-17 appears like a digital coin flip as as to whether it’ll land safely (and on this episode particularly it’s an virtually literal coin flip for the a hundredth Bomb Group).
Through the conflict, they referred to as the a hundredth the “Bloody a hundredth” and now viewers are starting to lastly perceive why.