Air Power Overview (1956-1957)


A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military.


The story of aviation, from the invention of the airplane to supersonic planes and missiles, with a glimpse of rockets and the future of aviation. Some of the heroes of aviation are seen, as well as the leading figures of modern history.

Air Power Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Producer: Perry Wolff and Jim Faichney.
  • Narrator: Walter Cronkite.
  • Music: Nomran Dello Joio.
  • Production: CBS Public Affairs Department Production
  • in conjunction with the US Air Force.
  • Release Date: 11 November 1956 to 05 May 1957.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

YouTube Link

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