The Tuskegee Airmen

New documentary explores story of the Black pilots who trained for combat in Alabama.


Pilot fromTuskegee Airmen in his plane.THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: RETURN TO RAMITELLI tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of Black military pilots who broke stereotypes and helped win World War II with their daring fighter escorts of American bombers. The legacy-themed documentary features interviews with many original Tuskegee Airmen, family members, and historians – both Italian and American. It also follows the daughter of a Tuskegee Airman back to Italy to visit what remains of the base at Ramitelli and includes a visit to the cemetery at Nettuno, Italy, where several Tuskegee Airmen are buried.




NOVA: Finding a Lost Tuskegee Airman

Named for the Alabama town in which they trained, the Tuskegee Airmen had to "fight just to fly." Capt. Dickson, whose plane went down in the mountains between Italy and Austria during his 68th mission, is one of 27 Tuskegee airmen missing since WWII. Can DNA analysis identify him?

Introducing History to 4th Graders

Meet the famed Tuskegee Airmen in this episode of Yellowhammer History Hunt and find out how they helped the Allies win World War II while fighting racism at home. Learn about how their accomplishments in the air and on the ground led President Harry Truman to desegregate the US military.

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