The Millionaires' Unit - U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War is the first feature-length documentary produced by Humanus Documentary Films Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit, incorporated in California in 2008.  For the past seven years, a small contingent of filmmakers have volunteered countless hours in development of the film, website and the supporting non-profit.  In addition, a core group of supporters, many of whom are direct decedents of the members of the First Yale Unit, have come forward with materials and help to fund our efforts. 

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Puck Purnell (grandson of First Yale Unit member Erl Gould), filmmaker Darroch Greer, Harry Davison (grandson of First Yale Unit founder Trubee Davison), and filmmaker Ron King (grandson of First Yale Unit member John Vorys) at Air Venture preview screening in Oshkosh, Wisconsin 2011. Ron King, author Marc Wortman and Darroch Greer at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida in 2010.

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