The Millionaires’ Unit is the story of a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War One. Known as the First Yale Unit, and dubbed ‘the millionaires’ unit’ by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in the Great War.
Using the words of these pioneer aviators from their letters and diaries, the documentary tells the story of young men coming of age as America was coming of age as a world power. Their service and sacrifice is the great untold story of American aviation in World War One. From Website.
Here is our Interview with the film's Directors Darroch Greer and Ron King.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of First Yale Unit pilot Albert D. Sturtevant, the first U.S. Naval Aviator killed in combat. To honor Albert and all the members of the unit the filmmakers chose today to release the film VOD. For more information about this amazing documentary please go, here.
Our two filmmakers – Ron King and Darroch Greer.