Legends of Airpower

John Alison

John Alison was a kid from central Florida who dreamed of becoming a pilot, and grew up to be one of the best the United States ever produced. But Alison also traveled secretly with the highest level diplomats in the world, drove the getaway car when Americans fled the Nazi advance through Russia, and without orders set up a critical lend-lease supply to the Middle East. John Alison proved over and over again what an extraordinary man he is, as a flier, trainer, diplomat, and warrior.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #207

Wednesday, November 14 at 4:00 am on 12.2

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  • Tuesday, November 13 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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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.