Negro cadets train to become U.S. Army pilots (Tuskegee Airmen), at Tuskegee Army Airfield, Alabama during World War 2
Tuskegee Alabama USA Date:1944 Duration:3 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
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)
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