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Red Tails

JOHN DAVIES: Red Tails now fighting for area youths

JOHN DAVIES: Red Tails now fighting for area youths

By now, most know that nearly 1,000 black pilots challenged the status quo by their courage and discipline in protecting American B-17s. As bomber escorts, they flew the P-51 planes with red tails made famous in the movie “Red Tails.”

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tuskegee Airman Smith was friend, mentor, hero

I watched the movie "Red Tails" for the third time, and once again I was left with a great sense of thankfulness. As I pondered my 40-plus year relationship with Quentin P. Smith, I consider myself blessed to have had him in my life.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
'Red Tails' recounted

'Red Tails' recounted

Rufus Hunt stands for the Pledge of Allegiance Saturday afternoon at the Showplace 16 in Schereville during a special presentation of the movie "Red Tails." The film portrays the exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. Hunt, a Chicago pilot who served with the Tuskegee airman and be…

February 25, 2012 2:00 pm
'Red Tails' recounted

'Red Tails' recounted

Rufus Hunt, a former Tuskegee Airman who was guest of honor at a morning screening of the movie "Red Tails," spoke about the World War II pilots' exploits at the Showplace 16 in Schererville. The event, Frontier of the West: In Honor of the Buffalo Soldiers, was presented by Stagecoach Produ…

February 25, 2012 2:00 pm
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith at the "Red Tails" advanced screening in Chicago

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith at the "Red Tails" advanced screening in Chicago

Gary's Quentin Smith, 93, right, was one of the local Tuskegee Airmen who inspired George Lucas' new film "Red Tails." He and other airmen, including Shelby Westbrook, left, attended a special advance screening Sunday in Chicago.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Arrives at the "Red Tails" advance screening in Chicago

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Arrives at the "Red Tails" advance screening in Chicago

Quentin Smith, 93, center in wheelchair, was one of the local Tuskegee Airmen who inspired George Lucas' new film "Red Tails." He and other airmen attended a special advance screening Sunday in Chicago.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Awaits "Red Tails" advanced screening in Chicago

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith Awaits "Red Tails" advanced screening in Chicago

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith, 93 of Gary, right, and Commemorative Tuskegee Airman Henry Tyson, of East Chicago, attended an advance screening of "Red Tails" on Sunday in Chicago.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
New horizons for acceptance

New horizons for acceptance

GARY | Quentin Smith describes the new George Lucas film "Red Tails" as "a movie meant to keep an important story and message alive for future generations to know and learn from."

January 15, 2012 10:45 pm Photos

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VIDEO: Red Tails

VIDEO: Red Tails

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith, of Gary, attends an advanced screening of George Lucas' "Red Tails."

January 15, 2012 10:45 pm
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