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The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell

Season 4, Ep 23, Aired 4/1/56
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  • Episode Description
  • 1) The first segment "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell" is the unrevealed official transcript of the court-martial of Col. William (Billy) Mitchell is revealed. An authentic re-enactment of some of the proceedings which led to the court-martial of the air service hero. With a cast of 45 performers, the dramatization of the trial held in the closing month of 1925 is presented. Testimony heard in the presentation was organized for the program by E. J. Kahn, stall writer for The New Yorker, on commission from the Ford Foundation's TV-Radio Workshop. 2) The second segment "How the F-100 Got It's Tail" deals with the jet plane test pilots who checked out the manuevers of the jet.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alistair Cooke

    Himself - Host

  • John Daly

    Colonel Billy Mitchell

  • Richard Carlson

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