Yeager File-American Hero-docudrama

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What the funds will be used for?
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To complete the documentary of General Chuck Yeager's life from birth through World War II when he became a hero - was shot down over France, worked with the French Underground, escaped the Nazis into Spain, argued up the chain of command to General Eisenhower to prevent his being sent home. Yeager got back on combat and became an ace in a day.

Who will benefit?  

Students and the public will benefit. There are many life lessons in General Yeager's history. 

How soon do we need the funds? 

Now. The sooner we raise the funds, the sooner we finish the project. We hope to start right away and finish by December.  

Our editor has produced and edited over 1000 hours for Fox Films. Producer "The Shadow Riders" with Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott. Created, Produced and Directed: "The Adventures of Nicholas at Roaring Camp" Starring Ron Masak, Jillie Mack and Nedene Tucci as Nicholas. Co-writer, Producer, Director: "The Grace Kelly Story" A 20th Century-Fox gift to Prince Ranier and Princess Grace for their wedding anniversary. Wrote, Produced and Directed: "The William Rogers Story" A 20 Century-Fox salute to the former Secretary of State. Wrote, Directed and Produced "Once There Was a Ballpark" Documentary on the history of baseball through the growth of the baseball stadiums. Wrote, Directed and Produced "The Men You Love to Hate" Documentary on the history of umpires. Wrote, Directed, Produced and Packaged "The Incredible 20th Century" a pictorial history of the world from the file of Fox Movietone News, starring, among others, Orson Wells, Lowell Thomas, Dick Van Dyke Louie L'Amour and a special appearance by President Gerald Ford. Wrote and Directed Award winning Long distance TV and Radio "Sheriff" commercial campaign Starring Ron Masak and Jimi Defilippis.

What the support means to us: 

The support will mean a great deal to those of us who so appreciate all that General Yeager has done for his country and the 
world. General Yeager is a true American hero and patriot who has dedicated his life to his country.

Grateful!!! Not only we, but the thousands who have written and asked us to do a documentary or feature film on General Yeager's life, will be grateful that this will get finished.

c.  Panther Branch
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Next month, we plan to film where Gen Yeager learned gunnery. Some of the old base is still there. Also the nearby hotel, & a ranch where Gen Yeager went exploring & met the family who invited him and his fellow airmen to dinner almost every Sunday. Several in kind donations received to do it.
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Getting French footage translated verbatim so we can decide which footage we want to use. Then we'll do subtitles in the documentary.
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Just to be clear: although General Yeager and Victoria Yeager have already put in a great deal of work, neither is taking a salary or any monies from these donated funds. Many of the crew donated their time or gave a very large discount. All believe in this project.
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Visited Jean - the 6 year old with whom I played soccer and fished while his parents hid me at their farm. He's now 80, in a wheelchair. Still has a great sense of humor and a nice family. Victoria translated - he was very touched we took the time to visit. I told him that's what friends do. It was a very nice visit.
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