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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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During World War II, American soldiers fought for freedom overseas. At the same time, a battle for acceptance was being waged in the air. Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes! is the story of the first black combat pilots to represent the United States. Their place in history is brought to life in this award-winning documentary. The 332nd Fighter Group and the 99th Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps were trained in Tuskagee, AL. Much to the disdain of fellow white pilots, the new recruits proved more than capable. They flew with skill and courage, eventually helping push back the Italian and German forces. Beyond their combative victories, the airmen broke down many racial barriers. Though they were often mistreated and ignored, their very existence guaranteed the eventual integration of the entire armed forces. Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes! uses actual interviews and footage to tell the story of this influential group. Ossie Davis serves as host for this intriguing description of an almost forgotten population.