A Time to Fight, Part 7 - Tuskegee | South Carolinians in WW II
The Tuskegee Airmen were African-American pilots during WWII. Before the war, the Army thought African-Americans could only be used as laborers. African-Americans faced all sorts of prejudice and discrimination. When African-Americans were allowed to become pilots during World War II, they proved many critics wrong, with their P-40 Warhawk, and P-51 Mustang fighter planes. They earned the nick-name “Red Tails,” for the distinctive red color painted on the tails of their aircraft. Several Army Air-Corps veterans talk about their experiences in the skies over North Africa.