Set Your Sights

Those of you in Michigan and northern Wisconsin will have the opportunity in late May to watch “Bombs Away,” a documentary film from historian/videographer Ric Mixter that chronicles airpower in Michigan from biplanes to B-52s. Mixter tells the Daily Report that the documentary includes rare 1930s footage of aerial training at Selfridge Airfield and Oscoda Airfields, World War II training of Tuskegee Airmen, and stories on B-24 bombers built at Willow Run, outside of Ypsilanti. The film concludes with the final flights of B-52 bombers out of Wurtsmith Air Force Base and Sawyer Air Force Base. Mixter says “Bombs Away” airs: May 27 at 10:00 p.m. on WCMU-TV (north central Michigan), May 27 at 10:00 p.m. on WFUM-TV (Flint to Detroit and lower eastern Michigan), May 28 at 10:00 p.m. on WNMU-TV (upper Michigan/northern Wisconsin), and May 30th at 4:00 p.m. on WNMU.