"Negro Pilots" - Tuskegee Experiment

This government-produced documentary - entitled "Negro Pilots" - introduces the American public to the first graduates of the Tuskegee Institute's military-flight-training program.  Lt. Colonel Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., is among the early cadets.

The pilots trained on P-40s, then went to Italy as the country's "first Negro pursuit squad."  Colonel Davis was the unit's commander.

Each pilot is described as:

A capable, fearless fighter - an able defender of the American way of life.

Media Credits

"Negro Pilots," a war-era documentary produced on behalf of the U.S. government.  Online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.


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