Podcast: Inside "The Millionaires' Unit"
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.