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Life raft scene but not a life raft movie

I’m looking for a film which starts with a scene of two or possibly three US military personnel in a life raft, I believe after bailing out of an aircraft. They have run out of food and the main character is fantasizing out loud about what he would like to eat when they are rescued (a steak and a baked potato I think). Soon after, they are rescued and the next shot is of a steak and a baked potato on a plate…but being given to another character than the one who was fantasizing about it; instead he is given a poached egg floating in milk by a nurse. They are all in the hospital and she explains to him that since he gave his ration to the other characters, he is not ready to eat solid food yet. This sequence was maybe five or ten minutes at the beginning of the film, I don’t remember any details of the rest except it was about his getting used to civilian life after the military.

Other information: The film was American, in colour, probably from the late 1950s or early 1960s. I saw it on television in Canada, probably in the mid-1980s. It is not a more recent film such as Against the Sun.