American Masters

Ted Williams in Korea

Clip: Season 32 Episode 4 | 1m 25s

In 1952, Ted Williams took a short break from his famed baseball career with the Boston Red Sox to serve in the Korean War as a fighter pilot for the Marines. His incredible crash landing of his plane in February 1953 shows the daily danger he faced during his service.

Aired: 07/23/18

Rating: NR

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