American Experience

HW Bush and Military Service: Combat Pilot

Clip: Season 24 | 1m 32s

George H.W. Bush was changed forever by his time as a combat pilot in World War II. "He had been taught not to show his emotions," says biographer Timothy Naftali, "so the public saw a slightly awkward man, who didn't seem quite ready to share his true self with them."

Aired: 10/31/11

Rating: NR

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