Tribute to the Mighty Eighth

A new HBO miniseries endeavors to bring the incredible true-life stories of World War II's aviators to life.

B-17 Flying Fortresses from the Eighth Air Force's 401st Bomb Group inflict heavy damage on Nazi targets.
A young Chuck Yeager, right, explaining to a fellow airman in the 357th fighter group how he achieved one of his 11.5 shootdowns.
**The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is making final preparations for the christening of its soon-to-be meticulously restored B-17 Flying Fortress City of Savannah. The ceremony will be held on Jan. 28, the 73rd anniversary of the Eighth Air Force's activation in Savannah, Georgia. **
**The crew of the famed B-17 Rosie's Riveters will be heavily featured in the upcoming HBO miniseries Masters of the Air, which will focus on tales of the Bloody Hundredth bomb group. **
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are set to make TV history with Masters of the Air, the story of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in World War II.
Read the full feature on the upcoming blockbuster WWII aviation series from HBO here.