In 1942, Nobuo Fujita became the only Japanese pilot to bomb the U.S. mainland in World War II. Fujita traveled to the unprotected waters off the Oregon Coast by submarine. Hidden beneath the Pacific, the sub concealed a small plane with folded wings. It allowed Fujita and the crew of 100 to approach America unseen and undetected.
When the rugby team from Uruguay boarded the plane, they never imagined that weeks later they’d be eating their teammates to survive. Flying over the Andes Mountains, the pilot’s voice came over the intercom. “Fasten your seatbelts, we are going to enter some turbulence.”
Becoming a pilot for the US Air Force was a childhood dream of Larry Walters. While he never achieved that goal due to poor eyesight, Larry never gave up his dream of flying. When he was 13, some weather balloons he saw hanging in a military surplus store gave him an idea: “What if I could fly with balloons?” 20 years later, he finally decided to give it a go.