Legends of Airpower

William Tunner

William Tunner was born in New Jersey, and grew up to become Commanding Officer of the Air Force’s Ferrying Division. During the China-Burma-India conflict, he oversaw 71,000 tons of material delivered to a beleaguered China. After WWII, Tunner flew a total of 124.5 million miles as leader of the Berlin Air Lift, earning this Legend a Distinguished Service Cross from General Douglas MacArthur.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #212

Wednesday, December 19 at 4:00 am on 12.2

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  • Tuesday, December 18 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.