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Heroes of the Skies

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 5: Air Aces: Robin Olds

Summary

Michael Ashcroft profiles Brigadier General Robin Olds, the Second World War veteran who took command of the US Air Force's embattled 8th Tactical Fighter Wing in 1966 and helped devise a way to beat North Vietnam in the air. The result was Operation Bolo, a complex and audacious plan in which Phantom F-4C fighter jets used a deception tactic to lure enemy MiG-21s into open skies, where they were downed in action.

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PresenterMichael Ashcroft

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DirectorPJ Naworynski
Executive producerNick Godwin
Executive producerIan Russell
Series producerJeremy Llewellyn-Jones

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