‘Above and Beyond’

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Above and Beyond is the untold tale of US pilots who risked all to answer a call for help.

One of the pilots featured in this story is Milton, the father of Paul Reubens.

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In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. This ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride. ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story. The first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the ’48 War, ABOVE AND BEYOND brings together new interviews as well as stunning aerial footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale filled with heart, heroism and high-flying chutzpah.

Watch the film’s trailer:

Starting today, the entire film is on iTunes and On-Demand.

Be sure to watch the exclusive clip over at Entertainment Weekly which features an interview with Paul talking about his father.

  • Roberta L Kendall

    how proud you must be Paul..

  • Helen Gircko

    I’ve watched the trailer in February and read articles about the film and the events that it describes . It is impossible to think and talk about it without emotion and admiration ! Wonderful !!!

  • Kathy

    How wonderful that this story is being shared.

  • laura valentina

    This is and will always be a great part of history I’m very Proud of you Pee-wee (Paul)! A beautiful blog in a tribute to your father, he’s smiling at you. A great honor!

  • Kelly Enright

    This is so cool, Paul!! It shows where your resilience comes from.

  • Matt Tucci

    Looks great. My old man was a hero too. Didn’t know til after he died. A humble generation.

  • Einar Severinson

    I read a little about these guys. Some of the planes they flew were German ME-109s assembled from leftover parts at a Czech aircraft factory. Only they didn’t have the good Daimler engines normally fitted to the aircraft. Instead, the Czechs improvised and put bomber engines on the front. This made an already tricky aircraft that much more dangerous to fly during takeoff and landing!

  • Milo

    Pee Wee, you’re a chip off the old block!

  • ToneeRhianRose

    Really cool! 🙂

  • Candy T

    Milton was and is a hero and a blessing to the force. It is a shame that this wonderful man is no longer with us. It amazes me his pride and determination against travisties not only on a home front but world wide. The fact that he was willing to go above and beyond the call of duty and risking everything to help his fellow man is a trait that we should all follow by example. This inspirational story will be an exceptional viewing experience that I will be proud to see.

  • patinjersey

    i read about these fellas.. amazing and wonderful. My dad was in the Phillipines and I didn’t know til later on he was the only one to volunteer to be a Lieutenant to Black troops.