The Tuskegee Airman P-51 Mustang Scene
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Have you seen the 1995 HBO television movie The Tuskegee Airmen? The film was based on the exploits of an actual groundbreaking unit, the first African-American military aviators in the United States Army Air Corps (AAC), that fought in World War II and helped break the military color barrier.
The first all-African-American Air Force squadron trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama during WWII. A lot of the scenes on the film featured the P-51 Mustang.
It was the most famous airplane the Tuskegee pilots flew because it was the fastest fighter airplane during the time of war. The Tuskegee pilots even painted their airplane’s tail bright red to make their aircraft easy to see in the sky.
The film was directed by Robert Markowitz and stars Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Lithgow, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. You can watch a clip of the movie below.