Friday 5 August 2011

The Tuskegee Airmen

As part of the day job involves equalities issues I always find it of interest to read about the sacrifices of minorities in World Wars One and Two. Many, such as the Annamite Tirailleurs at Verdun, are not well known, while others such as the 332nd Fighter Group, the Tuskegee Airmen, are better known (at least to those that study history).

Whatever, it is interesting to see Lucasfilm will be releasing a film about the 332nd next year entitled Red Tails which looks pretty good and hopefully will encourage more study of the sacrifices of all those, regardless or colour or creed, who fought against Nazism.


  1. Hi Steve,

    Wow! This looks brilliant - and with Me 262s no less!

    I certainly agree with your last paragraph and so hopefully this release will help to redress the balance somewhat - as well as providing inspiration for further efforts.

    All the best,


  2. I read up about these guys not so long ago.
    The arial footage looks a bit like star wars and it appears from the trailer a bit "gung ho" but it´ll be one I´ll watch for sure and I agree 100% with your paragraph..

  3. These boys were GOOD

    Correct me if I am wrong:
    They never lost a bomber they escorted to aerial combat (and even picked up stragglers from other formations unassigned to them)

    And were specifically "asked for" by the bomber crews in preference to other squadrons

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