During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassement, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat. Written by
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The right spirit. The right attitude. The wrong color.
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Most of the characters were fictitious composites of real pilots. However, Benjamin "B.O." Davis was very much a real person and was depicted accurately. See more
While the unit is in Europe, in the background are several Mustangs. These are obviously plywood cutouts. See more
[chasing after biplane
Hey! Hey! Hey! Wait for me!
Referenced in Half in the Bag: Red Tails
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Written by Nat 'King' Cole
and Irving Mills
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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