Eddie Rickenbacker – Flying Ace of World War I

Eddie Rickenbacker – Flying Ace of World War I

Eddie Rickenbacker would score 26 aerial victories during World War I. He began his career as a race car driver, received the Medal of Honor, developed the Rickenbacker automobile, owned the Indianapolis Speedway, and was CEO of Eastern Airlines. Join presenter Rick...
The Great Escape of World War II

The Great Escape of World War II

Join presenter Rick Feingold as we explore two successful escapes during WWII. The first break-out, from inside a wooden horse, enabled three men to escape a German POW camp. The second one, immortalized in the film ‘The Great Escape,’ featured the...
Escape from Behind Enemy Lines

Escape from Behind Enemy Lines

The Shelburne Line was a World War II escape network which returned 136 Allied servicemen to England in 1943-44. The French Resistance located downed airmen and hid them in safe-houses. Once a month—during dark of the moon—the men were transported to the Brittany...
Hollywood and the Airforce in WWII

Hollywood and the Airforce in WWII

Explore the military careers of Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, and view Gregory Peck lead the 918th Bomb Group deep into Germany in the Oscar-winning film “12 o’Clock High”. This event will take place on ZOOM.  All library programs are ADA-accessible....

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