Tuskegee Airmen topic of Movie and Message

Published 2:24 am Saturday, November 10, 2018

November’s Movie and a Message event at First Baptist Whatley Street will fit hand and glove with another big event in Covington County next weekend – Thunder Over Alabama, the South Alabama Airshow.

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is committed to telling the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. 

The pilots and support personnel – both military and civilian, male and female – that served with the segregated 332nd Fighter Group and 477th Bombardment Group during World War II and before the integration of the Armed Forces are considered Tuskegee Airmen. The name originates from the segregated flying training program at Tuskegee Institute Army Air Corps Program, a unit at Tuskegee Army Air Field, located in Tuskegee, Ala

Organizer Darrell Thomas said when he heard the Tuskegee Airmen were participating in the air show, he reached out to them about having a guest speaker Saturday night at Whatley Street.  Doug Rozendaal, CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader and pilot of the P-51C Mustang will speak at the Movie and A Message event that begins at 5 p.m. The movie will be “The Tuskegee Airmen.”

A Thanksgiving-themed meal also will be served.

For more information, email fbcwhatley@gmail.com.