First Person War Stories

Remarkable stories of war told by those who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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Flying Tigers & Silver Streaks

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This is the tale of two American pilots of World War II. One, R.T. Smith, was a fighter ace in Burma flying P-40s with the legendary Flying Tigers. He recorded 9 confirmed victories, aiding the Chinese in their conflict with Japan. The other, Al Freiburger, was a bomber pilot in Europe flying B-26 Marauders with his unit, the Silver Streaks. He logged numerous missions in the conflict, including key bombing runs on D-Day. Both men were engaging characters with unique war time experiences.

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Dave Lewis: The Journey of an Apache Helicopter Pilot

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Dave Lewis is an Army veteran who flew helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Lt. Col. Fred Wellman: Survivor’s Guilt as a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot in Iraq

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Lt. Col. Wellman served in the Army as an aviator and public affairs officer during the Gulf War.
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Col. Charles Bussey: Christmas in Korea

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Col. Bussey describes how deadly the conditions were in Korea, how the morality of men changes in war, and how he received the best Christmas present of his life on December 25th of 1950.
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Sir Ludovic Kennedy: Chasing the Bismarck

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Kennedy tells the story of how the Royal Navy chased the Bismarck, the most powerful German battleship in WWII, through the Atlantic
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