Honor Squadron of Texas
Of the 500,000 planes that flew during World War II less than 6,000 remain, and only a handful are still flying. But the Confederate Air Force, made up of about 8,000 international members, is dedicated to keeping the spirit of these icons alive. Just how much time, money and energy does it take from this all-volunteer crew to keep these iconic airplanes flying? And why do they do it?
In Honor Squadrons, previously viewed on public television, you will hear from World War II veterans, including George H.W. Bush and Lloyd Bentsen, as well as Luftwaffe test pilot Werner Seitz and Imperial Japanese Navy air cadet Ryu Hatano. Experience the restoration process of the B-17 Texas Raiders, the B-24 All American, P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning and the Japanese Zero.
Honor Squadrons was created locally by Houston PBS Productions.
- Previously viewed on public television
- Hear from actual World War II veterans
- Interviews with former president George H.W. Bush and Lloyd Bentsen
- Visit the Confederate Air Force (now Commemorative Air Force) in Texas
- Footage of vintage bombers in action during WWII and today
- Meet the first woman to fly a B-26 bomber without an instructor
- See the B-17 Texas Raiders, the B-24 All American, the P-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning, the Japanese Zero and more