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Tuskegee Airmen Videos

Videos featuring Colonel Edward C. Gleed, Tuskegee Airman

CIRCA - 1944. Pilots of 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen) are briefed before a mission in Italy, during World War II. Location: Termoli Italy​ (no sound)

  • Colonel Edward Gleed giving briefing. 

CIRCA - 1984. Lieutenant general B.O. Davis, Colonel Lloyd McKeethen, Colonel Paul Green and Colonel Edward Gleed USAF (Ret) talk about the Tuskegee Airmen.

Videos about the Tuskegee Airmen

Before Their Tails Were "Red"

Before the first African American military pilots became known as the "Red Tails" they wore striped tails as they began their flight training in the Army's PT-17 Stearman bi-plane.  Their flying adventure started at Moton Field, in Tuskegee, Alabama, where the Army Air Corps conducted a military test to determine if African Americans could be trained to fly combat aircraft.

- Duration: 4 minutes, 42 seconds

Source: Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

The Tuskegee Airmen: Sacrifice and Triumph

As the centerpiece attraction at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee, Alabama, this film recounts the story of the first African American military aviators in the U.S. Armed Forces. Surviving Tuskegee Airmen recount their struggle for victory over the enemy abroad and over racism and discrimination at home. Their story unfolds in an immersive three-screen format featuring rare WWII-era archival footage, contemporary 3D animation, and reenactments filmed in 4K with authentic period aircraft.

- Duration: 28 minutes, 29 seconds

Source: Video (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Credit: Produced by the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center 2014

Tuskegee Airmen Discuss Missions

Listen to men of the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group talk about their recent missions. Flying P-51 aircraft these Tuskegee Airmen known by this because of their stateside training location provided escort duty for the B-17 and B-24 bombers as well as attacking targets of opportunity. Also known as "Red Tails" for the distinctively painted tail on their aircraft. The sound is a bit patchy but turn up the volume on your computer to listen to his historic audio and visual footage of World War II.

- Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds

Source: Ramitelli Airfield Facebook Page

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