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Masters of the Air: WW2's Bloody 100th Bombers

Ep. 140

How did the 100th bomber group get a reputation for being unlucky? Who were they? And what was their role in the Second World War?


In this episode, Don has the pleasure of speaking to John Orloff. John has written the TV adaptation of Donald L. Miller's 'Masters of the Air', following the men of the 'Bloody Hundredth' 25,000 feet in the air as they conduct bombing raids despite freezing temperatures, lack of oxygen and opposition fire.


John previously worked on 'Band of Brothers' and 'The Pacific' from the same executive producers.


Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Aidan Lonergan. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.


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