AIR POWER TV SHOW https://youtu.be/uZXMrdPW8pw Published on Jun 12, 2015 Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello Joio. In this episode of Air Power "The Early days" Narrated by Eddie Rickenbacker, former World War 1 ace, now Eastern Airlines executive and commentator Walter Cronkite. With the use of still pictures and films, they trace the history of the airplane from the early days of flight, when the airplane was the toy of rich Europeans, to World War 1. Here the airplane became a sort of hit-or-miss military observation post, then a full-fledged attack weapon. Highlights include film of many pre-war and war aces in action, such as: Rickenbacker, Baron Von Richthofen, Hermann Goering, Georges Guynemer, Charles Nungesser, Glenn Curtiss, Anthony Fokker and the Wright Brothers.