A WW II documentary produced by Brian Shipman (in association with Gary Ellison Productions is currently signed to a year long contract with The Discovery Military Channel.
“L-BIRD: THE LITTLE PLANE THAT DID” is airing on The Military Channel, a division of The Discovery Company throughout 2011.
The documentary is the result of a decade long effort to highlight the contributions of the L-Bird in WWII. The planes weighed less than 800 pounds and were completely unarmed – but these cloth-covered spotter planes created more chaos than any other aircraft used in the war. Flying low and slow, the planes made it possible to see enemy movement and establish accurate targets for artillery fire. Thanks to an innovative suspended landing system that hung above trees or over the sides of ships, pilots of these unique planes could land and take off without even touching the ground.
Hosted by Academy-award winning actor Cliff Robertson, L-BIRD: THE LITTLE PLANE THAT DID profiles this little-known but astonishing warplane, which earned a reputation as the deadliest plane used in WWII. See the trailer at http://www.lbirdthemovie.com/