Period 1, Session 2 Spring

The Air Force in World War II

This class will cover the United States Air Force in World War II. Topics include the B-17 bomber, American propaganda including the Three Stooges’ short You Nazty Spy!, The Great Escape, Skippy Smith – a black daredevil parachutist stuntman who founded the American Parachute Company with “Rochester” Eddie Anderson, and Hollywood and the Air Force. The final session will cover the “Escape from Behind Enemy Lines” account of how the instructor’s own father, Louis Feingold, a B-17 navigator, escaped enemy capture with the help of  the French Underground after his plane was shot down in 1943 over occupied France.

Course Dates:
04/13/2021
04/20/2021
04/27/2021
05/04/2021
05/11/2021
05/18/2021

Course time:
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Rick Feingold

Course Type: Online