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 20:00:00publishdisabledshowfalse2762The Alcatraz EscapeScientists investigate whether surviving an escape from Alcatraz prison was possible.2016-03-29 21:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/files/2016/02/sede-1503-alcatraz-episode-480x270.jpg2365703037cove2679The SF Bay Model shows the escapees could have survivedThe Dutch scientists visit the physical model of the San Francisco Bay and delta system.2016-03-29 21:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/files/2016/03/sede-1503-alcatraz-clip2-mez-480x270.jpg2365685769cove