Series
WTTW Journal
Episode Number
No. 101
Episode
Top Guns of '43
Producing Organization
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-bc3st7fw6b
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Description
Episode Description
"In 1943, the U.S. Navy was desperate for trained aircraft carrier pilots and deck-crews. Because every carrier that could float was in use, there was no place to give fledgling sailors a taste of launching and recovering planes at sea. Then a Navy commander decided to convert two Great Lakes steamers into training carriers. That was the beginning of a small, but important part of Chicago's and the Navy's history that has been almost completely forgotten. "'Top Guns of '43' tells the story of the Navy's Lake Michigan carrier training program through interviews with some of the people who went through the program, through film the Navy made at the time--including some that was classified--and through archeological work done on the floor of Lake Michigan. All those elements combine to give a complete picture of this small, but significant part of Chicago's history. History that would have been lost had 'Top Guns of '43' not been made."--1989 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:31:54.179
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Credits
Producing Organization: WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Citations
Chicago: “WTTW Journal; No. 101; Top Guns of '43,” 1989, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-bc3st7fw6b.
MLA: “WTTW Journal; No. 101; Top Guns of '43.” 1989. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-bc3st7fw6b>.
APA: WTTW Journal; No. 101; Top Guns of '43. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-bc3st7fw6b