Air Power (1957): S01E18 – Superfort

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 18 Documents the US Marine capture of Iwo Jima, and the use of the island as an American base from which the B-29strategic bombers could operate. This island, half-way between the Marianas… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E17 – The Winning of France

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 17 The story of the destruction of the German Seventh Army by the French. Air Power Series You can find a full index of Air Power here. Production & Filming Details Producer:… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E16 – Advance the Bomber Line

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 16 During World War 2, the American Forces needed a base close enough to Japan to allow aerial attackson the mainland itself. Air Power Series You can find a full index of… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E15 – Pacific Patterns

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 15 Report on the introduction of American aircraft carriers into World War II’s Pacific Theatre and their use incapturing Truk, Tarawa, and the Gilbert Islands – the first major step leading to… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E14 – Operation Strangle

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 14 The documentary report of the 1944 liberation of Rome. The battle centred at the Abbey of Monte Cassino, centreof the German Gustav line 75 miles south of Rome. The American Air… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E13 – Interdiction and Blockade

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 13 The story of the World War II battles with the Japanese at New Guinea and the Bismarck Sea. Japanese film showing children being trained in the science of war in the… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E12 – The Japanese Perimeter

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 12 The story of the decisive battle of Midway in the South Pacificduring World War 2. Highlights include: Aerial Combat between Japanese and Americans. The bombing of Clark Field in the Philippines.… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E11 – Conquest of the Air

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 11 The story of the P-51, the long range fighter used in the February 1944 air battles that crushed the Luftwaffe and gave the Allies air superiority. Air Power Series You can… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E10 – Schweinfurt

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 10 US B-17 bombers raid the German German city of Schweinfurt. Air Power Series You can find a full index of Air Power here. Production & Filming Details Producer: Perry Wolff and… Read More

Air Power (1957): S01E09 – Target Ploesti

Introduction A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military. Outline Series 01, Episode 09 US B-17 bombers raid the German ball-bearing industry. Air Power Series You can find a full index of Air Power here. Production & Filming Details Producer: Perry Wolff and Jim Faichney.… Read More