Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania's Tuskegee Airmen
About This Episode
Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania's Tuskegee Airmen tells the story of struggle and the ultimate triumph of the brave African-American soldiers who served their country during World War II.
Chronicling the "Tuskegee Airmen" program, the film explores the controversial military initiative designed to measure African-Americans' competence for flying the engines of war. Fly Boys also features the stories of the more than 40 aviators from western Pennsylvania, including the pilots, navigators and bombardiers who flew fighter and bomber planes during the war, as well as the maintenance and support staff, instructors and personnel who kept the planes in the air.