The trailer of the upcoming World War II Documentary Return To Hardwick (2019) – Home of the 93rd Group has been released. Return to Hardwick tells the story of Hardwick Aerodrome 104, the 93rd Bomb Group’s airbase during World War II. In 2015, friends, family and veterans travelled to England to uncover the history of a disappearing World War II air base.
Synopsis of Return to Hardwick: The 93rd Bombardment Group was a United States strategic bomber unit during World War II stationed in the East Anglia section of England. Veterans, family members and friends meet every year at group reunions in the U.S. to fulfill the group’s by-laws which focus on educating future generations. They have approved the production of a documentary that will profile the group’s history, legacy and specifically the airbase they flew in and out of during the war.
Interestingly, Hollywood actor Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead, Band of Brothers) sparked a deep interest in the 93rd Bomb Group’s story and provided the voiceover for the film. Also, as seen in the trailer, CGI effects were used to render present to past imagery to give the viewer a chance to step back in time.
After their visit to Hardwick, the creators travelled accross the United States interviewing veterans, family members and experts. These interviews are the backbone of the documentary and push forward three main characters central to the Return to Hardwick story.
As for Hardwick Aerodrome 104, most of the former World War II airbase is now farmland but this documentary will help viewers discover this once mighty airbase again, thanks to “feet-on-the-ground” exploration by a 93rd Bomb Group historian and local guide.
Find their website on www.hardwickfilm.com to find screening dates.