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Preview thumbnail for video'Paratroopers experience first parachute jump from A400M
Paratroopers experience first parachute jump from A400M (2:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'This captured enemy plane helped U.S. pilots devise new tactics
This captured enemy plane helped U.S. pilots devise new tactics (2:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'This U.S. fighter pilot destroyed nine enemy planes in one mission
This U.S. fighter pilot destroyed nine enemy planes in one mission (3:32)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the A400M is the most advanced military transport plane
Why the A400M is the most advanced military transport plane (1:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why USO tours were vital for troop morale in the Pacific
Why USO tours were vital for troop morale in the Pacific (2:01)
Preview thumbnail for video'These POWs were forced to build the Bridge over River Kwai
These POWs were forced to build the Bridge over River Kwai (2:34)
Preview thumbnail for video'Here's what it takes to become a certified C2-A pilot
Here's what it takes to become a certified C2-A pilot (3:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'Deadly AC-130 gunship in action firing all its cannons
Deadly AC-130 gunship in action firing all its cannons (3:07)
Preview thumbnail for video'AC-130 gunship navigator recalls Taliban combat mission
AC-130 gunship navigator recalls Taliban combat mission (2:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'A British submarine fires its torpedoes at a Nazi U-boat
A British submarine fires its torpedoes at a Nazi U-boat (3:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'Harrowing footage of the Manila invasion aftermath
Harrowing footage of the Manila invasion aftermath (2:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'How napalm bombs intensified U.S. attacks during World War II
How napalm bombs intensified U.S. attacks during World War II (2:08)
Preview thumbnail for video'The first submarine to launch rockets from its deck
The first submarine to launch rockets from its deck (2:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'U.S. troops in the Pacific treat themselves to a little R&R
U.S. troops in the Pacific treat themselves to a little R&R (2:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'Actual combat footage of the Battle of the Philippine Sea
Actual combat footage of the Battle of the Philippine Sea (3:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'Boeing's fixation with flight made him a millionaire
Boeing's fixation with flight made him a millionaire (2:16)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the U.S. military pushed $10 million worth of helicopters overboard
Why the U.S. military pushed $10 million worth of helicopters overboard (2:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Rare color footage of World War II Navy hazing rituals
Rare color footage of World War II Navy hazing rituals (2:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'These women stepped in to fill a World War II pilot shortage
These women stepped in to fill a World War II pilot shortage (1:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'When Air Traffic Control realized a 9/11 flight was gone
When Air Traffic Control realized a 9/11 flight was gone (3:25)