Opening segment of "Army Air Forces special film project 151" known as "Wings for This Man". Negro airmen being trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama during World War II. Panoramic views of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Monument to Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Institute. Construction of airstrip near Tuskegee Institute. Planes , barracks, and building after construction of airfield nearby. Negro pilots, Tuskegee Airmen, board P-40 airplanes and take off during training flights. Various training classes cover topics such as navigation, engine basics, instruments and instrument flying. Trainee in a link trainer, and later in a BT-13 trainer airplane in flight (presumably under a hood). Trainees engage in calisthenics. BT-13 performs barrel roll. Aircraft seen in various scenes include: Lockheed P-38s; Vultee BT-13s; P-40s; and Stearman trainer. (Note: Narrator is Ronald Reagan)
Negro colleges in the United States during World War II. College curricula adjusts to war needs as they prepare students for various military and civilian occupations. A statue of Booker T. Washington. Tuskegee Institute campus in Alabama. United States Army Air Force pilots being trained at the institute. An aircraft takes off. Airmen in a class. Students being trained for jobs in an aviation plant. Scientists and technicians in a laboratory as they conduct research on the science of nutrition. They work to get alcohol from agricultural products like potato. Women learn automotive maintenance skills to take up jobs during the war time.
From "Army Air Forces special film project 151" known as "Wings for This Man". Tuskegee Airmen U.S. Army Air Force negro pilots flying out of Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama during World War 2. Training flights in P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. Pilots around bombers parked at Tuskegee Army Air Field. Graduating class receive wings from U.S. Army Air Force officer. U.S. Army Air Forces P-40 Warhawks, P-47 Thunderbolts, and P-51 Mustangs take off from air strip. U.S. negro pilots being briefed in the European Theater. U.S. aircraft strafes grounded planes on enemy airfield. A grave site showing crosses and tombstones. (note: narrated by Ronald Reagan)
Two men on stage during graduation ceremonies of Tuskegee University in the United States. Negro students in convocation gowns and caps. New graduates file out of the graduation ceremony, pose for pictures and then visit with friends and family. A statue of Booker T Washington at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. View of stone inscription at base of the statue.
Students and teachers at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. Students in groups walk out of the classes in Institute campus. Students and cars of teachers move out of campus. A signboard by the side walk reads 'Tuskegee Institute founded 1881'. Dr. Curtis wearing a hat greets a woman on her way.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt visits the Tuskegee Institute of Tuskegee, Alabama. A motorcade of President Franklin Roosevelt, Governor Dixon and his official staff arrives at the Tuskegee Institute. A choir of the institute sings. President Roosevelt seated in a car. He listens to a song. He puts on his cap. A group of school cadets sings a song for him. The President delivers a speech about the institution's achievements from the car. The students, the faculty and other school members applaud after his speech. The President is greeted by the school members. President Roosevelt leaves the institute.