Welcome to “Echoes of Valor: Podcasting ‘Masters of the Air,'” a collaborative endeavor proudly presented by the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and The World War II Foundation. As we launch this episode, we’re seizing the opportunity presented by the global premiere of “Masters of the Air” on Apple TV+.  This groundbreaking series, reminiscent of “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific,” has captured global acclaim and attention.

With each episode, you’ll hear from guests with deep expertise in military service, history, filmmaking, and broadcasting. Every week your host, retired Army Special Forces Colonel Tom Rendall, interviews an esteemed panel of subject matter experts to explore and provide context to the series as you view it.

Discussing the full realm of military strategy and leadership, “Echoes of Valor” brings to the forefront the gripping stories of the men and women of the Mighty Eighth Air Force , their indomitable spirit, and the strategic decisions that altered the course of warfare. Episode 4 not only reflects on the combat stories that shaped the second world war but also offers a poignant look at the transition stories of Veterans who adapted from military life to a peacetime society, preserving the essence of military culture through their narratives.