An American Pilot - Alexander Jefferson
Unbelievably, a time existed when conventional wisdom stated that African Americans were not smart enough or coordinated enough to fly a plane. Lieutenant Alexander Jefferson and the Tuskegee Airmen not only proved them wrong but were also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.
Five Star Family - Larry Sophiea
The Sophiea family emigrated to the US from Lebanon and ended up with five sons serving in WWII. After being wounded twice, Private Larry Sophiea contemplates the absurdity of war when he makes a rare connection with a German soldier.
In Harm's Way - Hubert Ward
Signalman Second Class Hubert Ward served aboard the submarine Finback in the Pacific. Upon orders to rescue downed pilots, the Finback saved a young pilot who was nearly captured by the Japanese. Little did the crew of the Finback know just how important their rescue would be.
The Prisoners of Kempei Tai - James Green
The prisoners of Kempei Tai were not considered POWs but war criminals because of their part in the horrific fire bombing of Japan. Sergeant Jim Green's B-29 was shot down on his very first mission. During his nearly four month long captivity, Green was bayoneted, beaten, and nearly starved to death before being liberated after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Original Type 'A' Blood - Prudence Burns Burrell
Lieutenant Prudence "Prudy" Burns was a nurse at the segregated 268th Station Hospital in New Guinea. At the time, they were not allowed to treat white patients and all of their blood had to be marked with an 'A' for African. But when a young white soldier's life was on the line, the 'A' blood worked just fine.
A Little More Heart - Tony Gonsalez
Happy hour takes on a whole new meaning when First Class Electrician's Mate, Tony Gonsalez, takes on three racist Texans at boot camp. But when this Mexican-American joined the crew of LST 462, he became part of a band of brothers.