On July 10, 1943, a unit from Oklahoma composed of Native Americans, Mexican Americans and Dust Bowl cowboys, most of whom couldn't drink together in the same bars back home, landed in Sicily and endured a brutal 500 day trek through Nazi-occupied Europe. This is the story of those men, a group of soldiers known as the Thunderbirds.
Did You Know?
The grips on Capt Sparks' pistol are known as "Sweetheart grips" and were common during the war. Soldiers made them from the Perspex windows of shot down aircraft specifically to put pictures of their sweethearts under as a good luck charm. See more