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