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Heroes of the Skies

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 6: Air Aces: `Gabby' Gabreski

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Michael Ashcroft profiles pilot Francis `Gabby' Gabreski, who was one of the leading American fighter aces in Europe during the Second World War. The child of Polish immigrants, he made his mission against Germany personal - but despite his passion, the young Gebraski was accident-prone and barely passed his flying test. He cut his combat teeth flying with a Polish RAF squadron in England, before transferring back to the US Air Corps and joining the 61st Fighter Squadron and shooting down more than 20 enemy craft.

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PresenterMichael Ashcroft

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DirectorTim Wolochatiuk
Executive producerNick Godwin
Executive producerIan Russell
Series producerJeremy Llewellyn-Jones

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