On TV: Thursday   (ET/PT)

  • 7:00 PM
    Deadmen's Secrets:
    The Strange Quest of Rudolph Hess
    Deadmen's Secrets The Strange Quest of Rudolph Hess
    Tune in: Thursday, August 28 @ 7:00 PM ET/PT

    In May 1941, a lone Messerschmitt fighter-bomber flew over Scotland. When the pilot parachuted out, his captors were astonished to discover that he was no ordinary German, but Rudolph Hess, the Deputy Fuehrer of Nazi Germany. He had come to visit members of the Royal Family on a secret peace mission that he hoped would end the war. Instead, he spent the rest of his life in Spandau prison, where he died at age 92. However, recent theories suggest that it was not Hess who died in prison...

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  • 8:00 PM
    Deadmen's Secrets:
    Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal.
    Deadmen's Secrets Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal.
    Tune in: Thursday, August 28 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    At the start of WWII, the race had begun between the Nazis and the Allies to be the first to create an atomic weapon. By teaming up with the Japanese, Hitler planned to launch an atomic attack on San Francisco on August 17, 1945. But on August 6, an American Superfortress dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the war ended shortly after. We reveal shocking footage that demonstrates just how close the Nazis came to creating an atomic bomb and how close the US came to nuclear catastrophe.

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  • 9:00 PM
    Deadmen's Secrets:
    Tracking Nazi Gold.
    Deadmen's Secrets Tracking Nazi Gold.
    Tune in: Thursday, August 28 @ 9:00 PM ET/PT

    At the end of WWII, a large amount of gold was missing from Europe's coffers. As Hitler advanced across Europe, gold from defeated countries was shipped to Germany to fund the war machine. Hitler found other sources of income--Jewish prisoners lost everything--jewelry, savings, even their gold fillings. And Jews who stored money in "neutral" Swiss banks would never see that money again. We trace some of the millions of dollars of gold and dirty money that went missing following the war's end.

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  • 10:00 PM
    Mail Call:
    Avenger/Stinger & Red Eye Missiles/Military Firefighter & Smokejumper: #38.
    Mail Call Avenger/Stinger & Red Eye Missiles/Military Firefighter & Smokejumper: #38.
    Tune in: Thursday, August 28 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    R. Lee Ermey checks out the Marine Corps' Avenger Air Defense System; explains the difference in the Stinger and Red Eye missile that replaced it; finds out how military firefighters train differently than their civilian counterparts; learns about the first military smokejumpers--an all African-American unit known as the 555th Test Platoon or Triple Nickels; discovers the function of the Kiowa Scout Helicopter on the battlefield; and unravels the mystery behind the WWII drawings "Kilroy was here."

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  • 10:30 PM
    Mail Call:
    Cobra Attack Helicopter/Sidewinder Missile/C-54 Skymaster/Mps/Flintlock Pistol: #39.
    Mail Call Cobra Attack Helicopter/Sidewinder Missile/C-54 Skymaster/Mps/Flintlock Pistol: #39.
    Tune in: Thursday, August 28 @ 10:30 PM ET/PT

    What puts the "super" in the Marines' attack helicopter, the AH-1W Super Cobra? As long as we're talking snakes, why are there so many AIM (Air Intercept Missile) Sidewinders? Why do many consider the C-54 Skymaster transport plane the true hero of the Berlin Airlift and the first Air Force One plane? What kind of training and gear are supplied to our military police? How accurate were the old Flintlock Pistols? Shot on location, R. Lee Ermey answers viewers' questions on military technology.

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  • 11:00 PM
    Save Our History:
    Inside the B-25 Bomber
    Save Our History Inside the B-25 Bomber
    Tune in: Thursday, August 28 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    In the Pacific, it flew only feet off the ground at more than 200 miles per hour, and strafed and skip-bombed Japanese ships and fixed targets. In Europe, it roared at 12,000 feet through intense German anti-aircraft fire, dropping 500-pound bombs on rail lines and bridges. The plane was the B-25 Bomber, considered the most versatile plane of WW2. Steve Thomas uncovers the story of how the B-25 played a crucial role during the war. He sees up close how several B-25s are being restored today, meets six veterans who flew them in intense combat (including the Doolittle Raid), and takes them all up in a B-25 one more time.

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