Podcast: Inside "The Millionaires' Unit"

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File Size 6.0 MB / Running Time 6:31

The Millionaires' Unit was the appellation given to a group of wealthy Yale University students who were determined to fight the Axis before the U.S. was involved in World War I — and they did so by learning to fly.  They formed the nucleus of what became naval aviation and served — some died — in aerial combat against Germany.  Marc Wortman, author of the book The Millionaires Unit, and Darroch Greer, producer of a documentary based on the book, spoke to AVweb's Rick Durden about the documentary, which is being sneak-previewed at AirVenture, and about Wortman's book.