History Detectives

The First Assault Drone?

Clip: Season 9 Episode 5 | 15m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

Working beside a rural airstrip, an Illinois man dug up an intriguing find: an eight-foot long wooden airplane propeller. A little research online made him believe that his propeller might be from a TDR-1 plane, a pioneering U.S. drone plane from World War II. Elyse Luray investigates whether this propeller is an important piece of American military history or simply fell off a local prop plane.

Aired: 07/18/11

Rating: NR

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