2.1.3 Stories of the U. S. Air Force: 1917-1953
This class will cover Eddie Rickenbacker – flying ace of World War I; American propaganda of World War II including the Disney film Education for Death, Memphis Belle, and the story of Lili Marlene; Louis Zamperini’s career as a runner at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and as a flyer who survived 47 days in a lifeboat after being shot down in the Pacific; Major Glenn Miller’s Army Air Forces band; and baseball player Ted Williams’ career as a fighter pilot. The final session will cover the “Escape from Behind Enemy Lines” account of how the instructor’s father, Louis Feingold, a B-17 navigator, escaped enemy capture with the French Underground after his plane was shot down over occupied France in 1943. NEW!
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM