What you missed at the Heroes on Deck premiere
Heroes on Deck is a documentary committed to telling just that story. During WWII, the Pier was transformed into a naval training center, quickly and efficiently qualifying thousands of pilots over the course of just three years.
The Air Zoo's restoration of WWII planes
The FM-2 Wildcat was recovered from 200 feet of water in 2012, seeing the light of day for the first time in a lifetime. It turns out Lake Michigan is full of crashed planes from WWII; remnants from training days off of Navy Pier.