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Heroes of the Skies

Presented by Lord Ashcroft, Heroes of the Skies is an ambitious, ground-breaking programme that tells the stories of some of the most heroic airborne combat missions from history. Using vintage aircraft such as Spitfires fighters and Lancaster bombers, aerial stunt teams and state-of-the-art camera technology, the series brings to life the exploits of the world's greatest military air heroes. The series features realistic mid-air combat sequences, revealing interviews with the last surviving veterans, rare archive footage and cutting-edge CGI to transport viewers back in time to experience the reality of air combat.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Channel 5 (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Thursdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: War
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

'Gabby' Gabreski

Episode 1x06; Oct 25, 2012

U.S. Army Air Corps fighter pilot Francis "Gabby" Gabreski becomes America's top flying ace in Europe during World War II.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: 'Gabby' GabreskiOct 25, 2012
1x05: Robin OldsOct 18, 2012
1x04: The Tuskegee AirmenOct 11, 2012
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Air Aces (United States United States)
  • Air Aces (Canada Canada)
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