Watch the entire episode of Secrets of the Dead, “The Airmen and the Headhunters” online! This spectacular long-lost story of heroism, perseverance, and ingenuity follows the tale of lost WWII soldiers, their unlikely rescue and companionship with the Dayak tribe in Borneo, and their eventual rescue conceived by an eccentric British Major — an airway built out of bamboo in the middle of the jungle.
availableall_members4991327179571cove499The Airmen and the HeadhuntersUncovers a WWII survivor tale of US soldiers lost in Borneo and their unlikely rescuersIn 1944, a U.S. bomber was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire, and the crew ejected and parachuted into the wilderness. They were taken in and protected by members of the Dayak tribe - the "wild men of Borneo," who were infamous for their custom of hunting and smoking enemy heads. Months later, the airmen were found by an eccentric British Major who devised an ingenious plan to rescue the men.2009-11-10 21:00publish2019-11-10 23:59:00November 10, 2019disabledshowfalse3964The Woman in the Iron CoffinUncover the story of early America’s free black communities via 150-year-old remains.2018-10-03 21:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/files/2018/09/NJDE4v2-asset-mezzanine-16x9-dmX5KB9-480x270.png3016837596cove3952African American History in New York CityAfrican American communities in New York City had long and tumultuous histories.2018-10-03 21:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/files/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-01-at-12.30.45-PM-480x270.png3016795102cove