Famed Tuskegee Airmen Getting Big-Screen Treatment

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OLATHE, Kan. — From performing important missions like escorting bombers to fighting the enemy in dogfights over the skies of Europe, the Tuskegee Airman were a vital element during World War II.

Still, the U.S. military’s first black aviators were prohibited from fighting alongside their white counterparts because of the color of their skin. But now “Star Wars” creator George Lucas is putting their heroic contributions in the spotlight in his new movie, “Red Tail.”

FOX 4’s Terra Hall is Working for You with the report.

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