Wings of Glory: the Air Force Story

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Born shortly after the Wright brothers successfully constructed their first "flying machine," the humble beginnings of what would become the United States Air Force are chronicled in Wings of Glory: The Air Force Story. This DVD offers a variety of seldom seen black-and-white footage covering the technological advances and setbacks discovered as the manufacture and use of planes became commonplace. Also included is a comprehensive history on the first outbreak of airborne combat during the Korean conflict, and ...
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Born shortly after the Wright brothers successfully constructed their first "flying machine," the humble beginnings of what would become the United States Air Force are chronicled in Wings of Glory: The Air Force Story. This DVD offers a variety of seldom seen black-and-white footage covering the technological advances and setbacks discovered as the manufacture and use of planes became commonplace. Also included is a comprehensive history on the first outbreak of airborne combat during the Korean conflict, and the modern role of planes as guardians of American air space.
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Special Features

Newsreels of WWII
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2003
  • UPC: 011301627131
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  • Source: Timeless Media Group
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 6:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Origins of Air Power
1. The Beginning (1900-1917)
2. After the War (1918-1923)
3. Struggle for Recognition (1924-1930)
4. Between Wars (1930-1935)
5. Air Power Advances (1935-1937)
6. Prelude to War (1937-1941)
7. The Air War Starts (1941-1942)
8. The Drawing of the Battle Lines (1941-1942)
9. The AAF Fights Back (April-July 1942)
Side #2 -- Holding the Line
1. The Tide Turns (June-December 1942)
2. North Africa (1942-1943)
3. Global Operations (1943)
4. Expanding Air Power (June 1943)
5. Schweinfurt & Regensburg (August 1943)
6. Two Years of War (Sept-Dec 1943)
7. Maximun Effort (October 1943)
8. Superfort (1943-1944)
9. Road to Rome (1943-1944)
Side #3 -- Coming of Age
1. Prelude To Invasion (Jan 1944-June 1944)
2. Ploesti (March-August 1944)
3. D-Day (June 1944)
4. Retreat & Advance (1944-1945)
5. Victory in Europe (1944-1945)
6. Air War Against Japan (1944-1945)
7. Meeting the Red Challenge (1945-1950)
8. On to the Yalu (1950-1951)
9. Korea, the Final Phase (1951-1953)
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Menu

Side #1 -- Origins of Air Power
   Origins of Air Power
   Chapters
   Extras Features: WWII Era Newsreels
      U.S. Chinese Air Force Blasts Japs
      Gunners Train to Man U.S. Bombers
      U.S. Navy Pilots Test Mightiest Flying Boat
      Tokyo Raiders Win Medals for Valor
      Air Maneuvers in the Stratosphere
      U.S. Planes Speed Anzac Daredevils
      Flying Tigers Join U.S. Air Force in China
      Army Planes Take Off Carrier
Side #2 -- Holding the Line
   Holding the Line
   Chapters
   Extra Features: WWII Era Newsreels
      U.S. Army Fliers Rescued in the South Pacific
      New Gliders for Troop Transport Pass Army Test
      Allied Airmen Strafe Fleeing Nazis in Africa
      U.S. Planes Blast Nazi Submarines in Sea Battle
      Precision Bombers Blast Railyards of Fascist Rome
      Newest Inland Aircraft Carrier Tested by Navy
      Hamburg #1 Nazi War Center Blasted by Bombs
      Allied Offensive Smashes Japanese in South Pacific
Side #3 -- Coming of Age
   Coming of Age
   Chapters
   Extra Features: WWII Era Newsreels
      U.N. Bombers Blast Nazi Europe
      Air & Sea Battles Mark War in Pacific
      New U.S. Jet Propulsion Plane
      The B-29
      Navy Planes Smash Tokyo Area
      Air Communique
      Western Air Front
      Eisenhower Honors Allied Air Chiefts
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