The Millionaires’ Unit
5:30PM, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

 

Released 2015 • Not rated

120 minutes • English

This documentary tells the little known but inspiring story of a group of Yale college students from wealthy families who form a private air militia to learn to fly in preparation for WWI. They became the founding squadron of the US Naval Air Reserve. They were the first to fly for America in WWI, some of them making the ultimate sacrifice.

A Q&A with the film’s producer, Harry Davison follows the film.

Related Event

Knights of the Air: Aviator Heroes of WWI 

Flagler Museum
October 17 through December 31, 2017

Visit our friends at the Flagler Museum and see their exhibit, Knights of the Air: Aviator Heroes of WWI. Organized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, Knights of the Air features works of art, artifacts, and printed materials on loan from the private collection of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, and other private and public collections. Guided exhibition tours will be offered Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., beginning October 25. More info

Film Info

 

Released 2015 • Not rated

120 minutes • English

This documentary tells the little known but inspiring story of a group of Yale college students from wealthy families who form a private air militia to learn to fly in preparation for WWI. They became the founding squadron of the US Naval Air Reserve. They were the first to fly for America in WWI, some of them making the ultimate sacrifice.

A Q&A with the film’s producer, Harry Davison follows the film.

Related Event

Knights of the Air: Aviator Heroes of WWI 

Flagler Museum
October 17 through December 31, 2017

Visit our friends at the Flagler Museum and see their exhibit, Knights of the Air: Aviator Heroes of WWI. Organized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, Knights of the Air features works of art, artifacts, and printed materials on loan from the private collection of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, and other private and public collections. Guided exhibition tours will be offered Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., beginning October 25. More info

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