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"Wings for This Man"

In an effort to get the American public used to African-American pilots flying U.S. military planes, the U.S. government had this film created.  It is narrated by Ronald Reagan and was released in 1945. 

At the time, Reagan was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Force and was working for the military's First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU) - officially designated as the 18th Army Air Force Unit - in Culver City, California.

Reagan narrated (and starred in) several FMPU's productions.  He was one of the unit's original officers - starting as a 2nd Lt. - and also served as its personnel officer.


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U.S. propaganda film, from WWII, entitled "Wings for This Man," online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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