Career officer who entered the Army Air Corps during World War II. A judge advocate in the late 40's, he left the legal world to fly bombers and refuelers. A planner in the joint arena for several tours, Russ Dougherty became the Commander-In-Chief of Strategic Air Command in 1974. During the cold war, Dougherty commanded the most lethal nuclear arsenal in the world. Russ Dougherty is a true Legend of Airpower.
Fifty-two men and women who made America's air power the most respected in the world are profiled in this award-winning series. The series features exclusive interviews with Legends such as Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, Legends of Airpower effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes.