All the Fine Young Men: 8th Air Force in WWII
War Documentary hosted by John Palmer, published by NBC in 1984 – English narration
Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army formed its first air force designated to operate overseas, the Eighth. Within four months, they had set up base in England. Three months later, they were bombing German targets in occupied Europe.
The Eighth was the first bomber command on either side to commit to strategic daylight bombing. It was a major change in tactics – and the men of the Eighth paid the price in both lives and blood. But it was that very sacrifice that led the Allies to victory.
This NBC News-special tells the human story of the air crews of the U.S. Army’s Eighth Air Force who put everything at risk on bombing raids deep into Germany during World War II. Some of the fliers who lived through those days recount their experiences.
Includes historic film footage, and features interviews with author Roger Freeman and several crew members of the 381st Bomb Group.
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Published on: Dec 30, 2015 @ 18:12