Thunder Over Europe

ANN LUKACS    Producer . Director . Camera

My uncle was a navigator on a B-17.  The family didn't know much about that time of his life except that he was killed over France on April 28, 1944.  Recently, I have had the privilege of connecting with two members of his original crew on the "Chug-A-Lug Lulu".  I have learned a lot about his time in WWII, as well as the members of the 381st bomb group.

Last year, we were able to reunite those two crew members under the wing of a B-17.  They hadn't seen each other in 67 years since they bailed out of their plane over Belgium.  

With the assistance of members of the 381st bomb group (and their children), historians in England, France and Sweden, and these two wonderful men, I saw no other option than to tell their stories in a documentary film. 


I have been working in the motion picture industry for over 30 years on major feature films.   My credits can be found on

Previous documentary experience includes the award-winning feature-length film, "Behind The Chutes ... a story of professional rodeo bareback riders". .  It won several awards, screened in various film festivals, received national press and was acknowledged by the cowboys as the "best representation of their lifestyle". 


Due to my years in the film industry, I have access to the top professionals.  Camera . Grip/Electric . Sound . Post Production and others. 

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