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Hist. Chan. April 28
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 05:19 PM UTC
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@ 0900 The Veteran's Project
Howard Huffman, Jr
In this episode of a series that documents the experiences of WWII veterans before, during, and after service, Howard Huffman, Jr. relates his story in voice-over, while family photos and combat footage enhance his moving testament. Mr. Huffman served in the 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division. While serving in the 3rd Army, he faced combat in France and Luxemburg and was on occupation duty in Germany after the war. TV PG

@ 2000 repeats @ 0000 The Color of War
Anchors Aweigh
For the sailors who fought in World War II, combat at sea differed radically from any previous conflict. The jobs they performed were far more complex and technically more demanding than ever before, and the threats they faced were much more lethal. Utilizing vivid color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections, along with firsthand accounts from veterans, we recall the remarkable true stories of these sailors and the battles they fought. Peter Coyote narrates. TV PG

@ 2100 repeats @ 0100 Catalina Patrol!
Go on patrol and into action with the PBY Catalina flying boat--known as the "Cat"--one of the truly great aircraft designs. Introduced in 1935 as a long-range patrol aircraft, it was becoming obsolete when America entered WWII. But, easy to manufacture in large numbers, the Cat continued in production and excelled in almost every theater of war. The legendary "Black Cat" squadrons won fame as night bombers in the battles of the Solomon Islands. TV G

@ 2200 repeats @ 0200 Japan under American Occupation
The Japanese surrender at the end of WWII allowed U.S. troops to peacefully enter as an occupation force. What they found and how they transformed their former enemy is told through the work of a team of cameramen who recorded it all on color film. They were among the first to witness the devastation wrought by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They also captured on film the first free elections and the birth of Japanese democracy. It was a remarkable journey! TV G

@ 2300 repeats @ 0300 Buckner vs. Ushijima
The battle to control the tiny island of Okinawa, just 360 miles south of Japan, became a final face-off between U.S. commander Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner and Japanese commander Lt. Gen. Mitsuru Ushijima. This clash of warriors ended in tragedy when Buckner was killed by a shell fragment and Ushijima committed suicide two days later as the battle drew to an end. Over 110,000 Japanese were killed in action and they took 12,500 U.S. soldiers and 5,000 naval personnel with them! TV G