Thunder Under The Big Sky: (DVD) The Fascinating Untold History of the Military in North Central Montana
By The History Museum of Great Falls. DVD, 60 minutes.
Fifteen thousand military planes roared into Great Falls during WWII. Three years later, courageous Air Force pilots and crews trained 24-hours a day in Great Falls preparing for the Berlin Airlift. They stopped the Cold War blockade and probably prevented WWIII. At the same time, a new Air National Guard was formed to serve Montana and later called up to support overseas wars. A decade later, there was the race in Montana to ready the Minuteman missles as Russia stockpiled missiles in Cuba.
It all happened in north-central Montana and often in top secret conditions. Thunder Under the Big Sky is another in a series of informative, enlightening, and entertaining documentaries about the largely unknown history of the unique people of Montana. The History Museum of Great Falls and its award-winning filmmaker Craig Wirth bring the amazing story to life in this video.
DVD, 60 minutes.