Air Aces TV Schedule
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Sunday November 9
In July 1940, Britain's most celebrated air ace, Douglas Bader, and his ragtag squadron of Canadian fighter pilots, go into battle against Hitler's mighty Luftwaffe. The outcome of the Battle of Britain will determine the future of the free world.
During WWII, American pilots race to down the most enemy planes and be crowned the countries’ top flying ace. US Air Force Pilot Francis Gabby Gabreski, the child of Polish immigrants, makes his mission personal, seeking to avenge devastating Polish loses
In July 1966, North Vietnam’s fleet of MiG-21s is hammering the US Air Force, and the embattled men of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing need a hero to whip them into shape. Enter Colonel Robin Olds, a WWII veteran airman, who charges in and commands respect.
Tuesday November 11
Canadian George Beurling broke every rule in the book yet became one of the greatest fighter pilots of World War II. A loner and a social misfit, Beurling’s disdain for protocol branded him an outcast.
Like all the Allied bombers of World War II, the crew of the Lancaster ME669 had one of the most dangerous jobs in the Air Force: to dodge deadly enemy fire and drop mega-tonnes of high-powered explosives over Nazi Germany.
They were young, gifted, and black but the US Army refused them key positions. Until intense pressure from African-American activist groups pushed President Roosevelt to initiate a Blacks-only fighter pilot training program in Tuskegee, Alabama.