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 footage used when the crews are viewing the sinking of the destroyer, which also appears in the TV series Black Sheep Squadron
(1976), is footage of a Japanese rather than a German destroyer. See more
The 99th flew obsolete P-39 Airacobras during their deployment to Africa, not P-51 Mustangs. 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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