Air Power & Missiles (1991)

Introduction A 1991 documentary looking at US air power and missiles of the time. Outline An authentic air show with the following aircraft and guided missiles: A-10, SR-71, F1-11, B-52, ALCM-86, Cruise Missile, B-1, F-16, KC-135 Tanker, C-5 Transport Plane, C-5 Galaxy, Maverick Missiles, and many more. Production & Filming Details Director: Matthew Bullock. Writer:… Read More

Victory Through Air Power (1943)

Introduction Victory Through Air Power is a 1943 American Technicolor animated documentary feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists on 17 July 1943. It is based on the 1942 book Victory Through Air Power by Alexander P. de Seversky. Outline An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E26 – The New Doctrine

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 26 This episode is devoted to the new concepts of warfare. We see US and Soviet Air Force planes that will carry atom and hydrogen bombs in the event of another war,… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E25 – Starfighter

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 25 Walter Cronkite examines the testing of the F-104 Starfighter. Air Power Series You can find a full index of Air Power here. Production & Filming Details Producer: Perry Wolff and Jim… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E24 – The Cold Decade – Korean Stalemate

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 24 In November 1950, Chinese Communist troops began fighting in the Korean War. We see the first air battles between American and Soviet jets, the final stalemate between the opposing ground armies,… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E23 – The Cold Decade – To the Yalu

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 23 Recounts the beginnings of the Korean conflict in 1950, the subsequent Soviet support of North Korea, the resulting UN ’police action,’ and the escalation of East-West tensions Air Power Series You… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E22 – The Cold Decade – Airlift

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 22 The Korean War, 1950-1953: films chronicle the first air battle, the final stalemate between opposing ground armies and the truce talks. Air Power Series You can find a full index of… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E21 – Defeat of Japan

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 21 Walter Cronkite narrates this documentary concerning the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the defeat of the Japanese in 1945. Elaborate preparations went into the manufacture of the… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E20 – Kamikaze

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 20 The Japanese advance suicidal aerial attacks against the US Navy fleet. Air Power Series You can find a full index of Air Power here. Production & Filming Details Producer: Perry Wolff… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E19 – Victory in Europe

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 19 The last stages of the European conflict, including the Russian march into Berlin, the meeting of the Allies the Elbe River and the ruins of Germany. Air Power Series You can… Read More