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  • 5 WW2 Aviation Facts

    1 season

  • A Story of Devotion

    This is the story of F4U Corsair pilots Jesse Brown and Medal of Honor winner Thomas Hudner in the Korean War - the tragic tale from the movie "Devotion".

  • Inspiring the Ford Tri-Motor - Connect 3

  • Captain Wendell O. Pruitt

    Captain Wendell Oliver Pruitt was a pioneering pilot of the 15th Air Force and a Tuskegee Airman from St. Louis. His story begins with humble beginnings and a desire to fly. A Sumner High graduate who grew up in the Ville neighborhood, Pruitt was well liked and well educated. His quiet demeanor g...

  • Henry Erwin's Medal of Honor

    This is the story of Henry E. Erwin, an American airmen on board a B-29 Superfortress when a phosphorous bomb detonated inside the aircraft. He would be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor when he would save his entire crew from certain death.

  • Home Front Heroes Women in World War II

    During World War II, American women made enormous contributions to the war effort. Yet, much of their "fighting" took place not on the battlefront, but on the home front. Their home front activities offered challenges and opportunities never available before to women -- even everyday tasks took o...

  • An Allied Prisoner who Stole a German Bomber

    When Mikhail Devyataev was captured and put into a concentration camp, instead of sitting by, he conspired to actually steal a German He-111 bomber from his camp commander in one of the most amazing stories of World War II.

  • The Legless Ace - Douglas Bader - RAF Fighter Pilot

    Douglas Bader was one of the most famous pilots of World War II, and what makes him even more incredible is that he lost both legs in a flying accident. Yet, after he was fitted with prosthetics, he flew Hawker Hurricanes and Spitfires and was one of the top RAF aces in the conflict.

  • The Kamikaze Killer - Jeremiah O'Keefe

    This is the story of Jeremiah O'Keefe, the United States Corsair pilot in WWII who took down five Japanese Kamikaze bombers in a single day at the Battle of Okinawa.

  • How a Luftwaffe Ace Actually Tricks the Allies

    This is the story of Erich Hartmann's battle against American and Soviet fighters in World War II, where he tricked American P-51 Mustangs and Yak Fighters into turning on each other.

  • Ace in a Day - The True Story of Chuck Yeager

    Chuck Yeager, the famous pilot broke the sound barrier, also was a hero in the second World War. Flying his P-51 Mustang, Glamorous Glenn, he downed an astounding five German Bf-109s in a single mission in October of 1944, making him an ace in a single day.

  • The Greatest Female Pilots of all time- Night Witches

    The Night Witches were an all-female fighter group created by Marina Roskova. They launched deadly attacks on German troops is famous night attacks from their Po-2 biplanes.

  • The Best Nose Art of WW2 - Episode 2

  • The Best Nose Art of WW2 - Episode 1

    In this series Nose Art Stories (Episode 1), we will be looking at some of the best aircraft nose art from World War II and telling their incredible stories. In this first episode, we will cover "The Blond Angel", "Little Lady", "Big Dick", "In the Mood", and "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby".