Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan

1 x 42′ and 1 x 56′, HD

The award-winning doc tells the fascinating story about a little-known US Navy program that, in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, recruited and trained 15,000 aircraft carrier pilots on Lake Michigan. The pilots were then shipped out to the war in the Pacific to help defeat the Japanese.   As a result of the Midwest’s challenging wind and weather, as well as the inexperience of some of the pilots, more than 100 WWII fighter planes went to the bottom of Lake Michigan.  Narrated by Bill Kurtis, the documentary also shows recovery and restoration of three rare warbirds.