A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.Written by
20th Century Fox
Tristan Wilds auditioned for the role of Lt. Joe "Lightning" Little. See more »
During the bombing mission, immediately after the Red Tails get the P51s, one of the B17s has the star and white bars insignia surrounded by a red border. This style of insignia was used from June to September 1943. See more »
Joe 'Lightning' Little:
Nothing's difficult. Everything's a challenge. Through adversity to the stars. From the last plane to the last bullet to the last minute to the last man - we fight. WE fight! We FIGHT!
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