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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They Were Our Country's Best Defense ... And Its Greatest Glory.
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The silver color of the PT-17 biplane trainer aircraft (properly known as the Kaydet but commonly called the Stearman) is correct for the time when the Tuskegee Airmen were training. The attractive blue and yellow paint scheme displayed on most Kaydets today is from before WWII. See more
When the lead characters first meet on the train, the conductor has just announced Chicago as the stop. Yet immediately preceding we see the train has a Tallahassee & Albany engine pulling into a small town. Once they get underway, we see a Chicago and Northwestern engine pulling the train which would be geographically correct. 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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