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Transcript of Red Tails
Air Corp The first class of Tuskegee Airmen completed the Army Air Corps pilot training in 1942 From Tuskegee Alabama to war torn Europe, Tuskegee Airmen reshaped the course of air history forever Tuskegee Airmen showed the world that African-Americans can fly In 1943 The Tuskegee Airmen became the 332nd fighter group that began flying missions over Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean, and North Africa Nothing's difficult,
everything's a challenge,
to the stars,
from the last plane,
to the last bullet,
to the last minute,
to the last man,
WE FIGHT IN 1941 they became known as the Tuskegee Airmen The German Luftwaffe called the Tuskegee Airmen "Schwarze Vogelmenschen (Black Bird Men)" American pilots called them "Red Tail Angles" after the red tail markings on their aircraft The Tuskegee Airman flew 15,500 missions, destroyed over 260 enemy aircraft, sank 1 enemy destroyer, and demolished numerous enemy installations In 1945 the Tuskegee Airmen also received the Distinguished Unit Citation for 332nd Fighter Group "outstanding performance and extraordinary heroism" The Tuskegee Airmen were awarded numerous high honors
150 received the Distinguished Flying Cross
Legions of Merit, Silver Stars, Purple Hearts, the Red Star of Yugoslavia Their achievements proved decisively that the Tuskegee Airmen were highly disciplined and skilled fighters. Having established themselves in combat, they earned the respect of fellow bomber crews and military leaders. Works Cited Continued
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Red Tails 2012. Dir. Anthony Hemingway. Ex. Prod. George Lucas. www.IMDB.com. N.p., 27 Mar. 2013. Web. <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485985/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm#cast>.
Music by: Groove Addicts
Music: Full Tilt to Glory Instrumental
Terrence Howard : Colonel A.J. Bullard
Cuba Gooding Jr.: Major Emmanuelle Stance
Nate Parker : Marty ‘Easy’ Julian
David Ovelowo : Joe ‘Lightning’ Little
Tristan Wilds : Ray ‘Junior’ Gannon
Ne-Yo : Andrew 'Smokey' Salem
Elijah Kelley : Samuel 'Joker' George
Marcus T. Paulk : David 'Deke' Watkins
Leslie Odom Jr. : Declan 'Winky' Hall
Michael B. Jordan : Maurice Wilson
Kevin Phillips : Leon 'Neon' Edwards
Andre Rovo : Antwan 'Coffee' Coleman
Method Man : Sticks (as Cliff Smith)
Bryan Cranston : Colonel William Mortamus
Lee Tergesen : Colonel Jack Tomlinson
Gerald McRaney : Lieutenant General Luntz Works Cited Tuskegee Airmen. Digital image. Www.tuskegee.edu. Tuskegee University, n.d. Web. 7 Apr. 2013. <www.tuskegee.edu>.
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