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In this Jan. 10, 2012 photo, Tuskegee airman Theobald G. Wilson poses for a portrait during the "Red Tails" press junket in New York. "Red Tails," a film that chronicles the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen, opens Friday, Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

In this Jan. 10, 2012 photo, Tuskegee airman Theobald G. Wilson poses for a portrait during the "Red Tails" press junket in New York. "Red Tails," a film that chronicles the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen, opens Friday, Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

"Red Tails": The real Tuskegee Airmen

January 1, 1970

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.