Watch a Classic Ronald Reagan Film About the Tuskegee Airmen

May 14, 2016May 14, 2016

On May 15, 1942, a young Lieutenant Ronald Reagan, then a cavalry officer, applied for reassignment to the Army Air Force. He eventually joined the First Motion Picture Unit.

This unit produced films for military training, morale and newsreel bits to aid the war effort. Ronald Reagan's narration was used to great effect. This particular work celebrates the service and success of African-American military pilots who trained in Tuskegee and formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces.