"Red Tails": The real Tuskegee Airmen

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Former Tuskegee Airman Herbert Carter, 94, of Tuskegee, Ala., poses with a PT-17 trainer aircraft in a hangar at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Ala., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.  "Red Tails," a film that chronicles the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen, opens Friday, Jan. 20. (AP Photo, David Bundy)

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The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black aviators in the U.S. military. They were trained in Alabama at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, as a segregated unit during World War II. "Red Tails," a new movie chronicling the heroism of these men.

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