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Heroes of the Skies

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 3: Air Aces: Wingwalker

Summary

Michael Ashcroft tells the story of the Lancaster ME669, an RAF bomber whose crew survived a string of dangerous and controversial flights over Germany during the Second World War. The airmen defied expectations to take part in 30 successful missions - but their luck seemed to have run out in April 1944, when a German fighter plane attacked them at 22,000ft. However, as a fuel tank caught fire on the wing, Sergeant Norman Jackson attempted an extraordinary act of heroism in a bid to save his comrades.

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Executive producerIan Russell
Series producerJeremy Llewellyn-Jones

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  • Episode 3

    Air Aces: Wingwalker

    Summary

    Michael Ashcroft tells the story of the Lancaster ME669, an RAF bomber whose crew survived a string of dangerous and controversial flights over Germany during the Second World War. The airmen defied expectations to take part in 30 successful missions - but their luck seemed to have run out in April 1944, when a German fighter plane attacked them at 22,000ft. However, as a fuel tank caught fire on the wing, Sergeant Norman Jackson attempted an extraordinary act of heroism in a bid to save his comrades.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterMichael Ashcroft

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorNigel Levy
    Executive producerNick Godwin
    Executive producerIan Russell
    Series producerJeremy Llewellyn-Jones
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