Although aviation involves aircraft, the people in aviation are quite special,
and none more special than the legendary test pilots of the 1950s. Aviation
Artist Mike Machat
was commissioned by MSgt. Tony Accurso to create a fitting tribute to the 1956
Warner Brothers epic, "Toward The Unknown," which tells the story of these
courageous men in a way that had never been done before. Major Lincoln Bond,
played by William Holden, returned from the Korean War as a tortured POW, and
now seeks a job at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, California.
Base Commander BGen. Bill Banner (Lloyd Nolan) runs a tight ship, and initially
has nothing but disdain for Bond, believing he'd been brainwashed by his
captors. Slowly, Bond earns the right to fly at Edwards, and the story evolves
Thanks to Tony for sharing!
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