Everything you need to know about Masters of the Air before the Apple TV+ miniseries drops.
If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you might have heard of the new Apple TV+ series, Masters of the Air.
Coming on 26 January, Masters of the Air is a World War II drama, based on Donald L. Miller’s book of the same name. Following the bomber boys who risked their lives with the Hundredth Bomb Group, the book and series track the brave soldiers as they put their lives on the line to bring down Hitler’s forces.
About the book
Masters of the Air by Donald L. Miller
‘Seconds after Brady’s plane was hit, the Hundredth’s entire formation was broken up and scattered by swarms of single-engine planes, and by rockets launched by twin-engine planes that flew parallel’
Meet the Flying Fortresses of the American Eighth Air Force, Britain’s Lancaster comrades, who helped to bring down the Nazis.
Historian and World War II expert Donald Miller brings us the story of the bomber boys who brought the war to Hitler's doorstep. Unlike ground soldiers they slept on clean beds, drank beer in local pubs, and danced to the swing music of the travelling Air Force bands. But they were also an elite group of fighters who put their lives on the line in the most dangerous role of all.
Miller takes readers from the adrenaline-filled battles in the sky, to the airbases across England, the German prison camps, and onto the ground to understand the devastation faced by civilians.
Drawn from interviews, oral histories, and American, British and German archives, Masters of the Air is the authoritative, deeply moving and important account of the world's first and only bomber war.
Watch the Apple TV+ trailer
- Austin Butler, playing Major Gale ‘Buck’ Cleven
- Callum Turner, playing Major John ‘Bucky’ Egan
See more cast members, here.
Where to watch
You can watch Masters of the Air on Apple TV+ here.
Ready to start reading? Learn more about the book here.
Opening image credit: Apple TV+
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