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FLY BOYS: WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA’S TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

Greetings Military Researchers:

Last night I saw probably the best documentary on the Tuskegee Airmen. Why the best documentary you may ask?

The film presented a more comprehensive history of the Tuskegee men and women “… pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.” (WQED Press Release)

I was delighted but not surprised to learn that WQED Pittsburg produced this landmark documentary. I’ve been a great fan of WQED’s President George Miles since he was with NY’s WNET. As an African American executive working in Public Television, Mr. Miles has always been in the forefront of supporting the production of quality films.

The former AfriGeneas Military Forum manager, Bennie McRae shared rare photos and history of Tuskegee Army Flying School. One of his postings linked to his website is listed below:

http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-military/index.cgi?page=1;md=read;id=3197

For direct links to McRae’s website, Lest We Forget includes a page dedicated to the support staff and airmen. Its compelling title “THE MAKING OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN” provides us with an in-depth history.

Please click here:

http://www.bjmjr.net/tuskegee/making_airmen.htm

WQED’s “FLY BOYS: WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA’S TUSKEGEE AIRMEN” has received glowing reviews.

For your reference, I’ve included:

WQED’s description of the film:

http://www.wqed.org/pressroom/releases/fly-boys-western-pennsylvania-s-tuskegee-airmen/

The Pittsburg Tribune’s film review and the description of its screening and reception:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_550634.html

A brief video introduction:

http://www.wqed.org/imghome/branding/Tuskegee.html

Please check your local PBS station for dates and times.

A big salute to Tuskegee’s men and women who contributed to America’s defeat of Nazi terror…to the film’s production staff…and to George Miles, president of WQED.

K Wyer Lane

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