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.

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B-17 Flying Fortresses from the Eighth Air Force's 401st Bomb Group inflict heavy damage on Nazi targets.
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A young Chuck Yeager, right, explaining to a fellow airman in the 357th fighter group how he achieved one of his 11.5 shootdowns.
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**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. **
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**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. **
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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.
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Read the full feature on the upcoming blockbuster WWII aviation series from HBO here.