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
Anthony Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They Were Our Country's Best Defense ... And Its Greatest Glory.
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The barracks used in the movie are located in Fort Chaffee, right outside of Fort Smith, Arkansas. These same barracks were used in the filming of Biloxi Blues
(1988) with Matthew Broderick
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The Gun Camera film of them strafing the German Destroyer while at anchor is actually a Japanese Destroyer from Rabaul in the Pacific. See more
[chasing after biplane
Hey! Hey! Hey! Wait for me!
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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