Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes: The Johnny Hampshire Story

09/23/2007 | 29m 7s

This documentary commemorates Grants Pass native Johnny Hampshire, a Flying Tiger and war hero. Captain John F. Hampshire joined the Flying Tigers as a member of the United States Army Air Corps in the fall 1942. Shot down and killed in China at the age of twenty-four, after destroying a record number of enemy aircraft within a few short months, he was listed as the number two ace in the field.

Aired: 09/23/07

Rating: NR

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