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Year of Remembrance Documentary Screening: Above and Beyond

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As a continuation of our Year of Remembrance programs, The National WWII Museum will present a screening of the feature-length documentary Above and Beyond, produced by Nancy Spielberg and directed by Roberta Grossman. Above and Beyond follows a group of Jewish-American pilots who secretly flew for Israel in its 1948 “War of Independence.” The documentary features never-before-seen interviews and thrilling aerial footage to share the little-known tale of men who risked their lives to help others in need – a heart-warming and heroic story.

“I identified with these flyboys, having grown up in Phoenix, Arizona, where we were the only Jewish family on the block,” said Spielberg. “And, I saw my father in them. My dad used to fly B‐25s with the Burma Bridge Busters Squadron doing radio communications. I marveled at the camaraderie he had maintained with his ‘band of brothers’ and saw similar bonds among our pilots.”

Preceded by a 5:00 pm reception, the Above and Beyond screening will take place at 6:00 pm on April 23 in the Museum’s Solomon Victory Theater. Nancy Spielberg and her father, WWII veteran Arnold Spielberg, will be in attendance as well as Roberta Grossman. A special discussion and Q&A with Spielberg will follow at 7:30 pm. To RSVP, visit us here.

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