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When Lightning Struck: Saga of An American War Plane

This program tells the story of the brave flying aces who flew and fought from the P-38 Lightning, the fastest and fiercest war bird of World War II. WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK: SAGA OF AN AMERICAN WAR PLANE interviews some of the leading flying aces of World War II, ground crew members and current P-38 owners. Through vintage film and anecdotes, like that of Charles O'Sullivan, who was shot down in New Guinea and taken captive by a blood-drinking tribe, the program tells the remarkable history of the plane the Nazis called "the forked- tailed devil."

Last Updated 28 Jun 2018