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Summary: The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TUS

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 SMI

Summary: Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RED

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RED RATED PG-13

Meyerowitz, Seth

Summary: Documents the story of a World War II American Air Force turret-gunner who was one of two escapees when his team's plane was shot down near Cognac in 1943, tracing his harrowing six-month flight to safety across the Pyrenees under constant pursuit by the Gestapo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 Meyerowitz 2016

Summary: Recounts the story of how some of the best pilots, mechanics and servicement in the United States military during World War II had to fight a battle against discrimination at home in order to be able to fight the war abroad.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: AMS Production Group 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FLY

Hillenbrand, Laura.

Summary: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. Then, on the ocean surface, the face of a young lieutenant appeared as he struggled to pull himself aboard a life raft. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War as told by the author of "Seabiscuit."

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ZAMPERINI, LOUIS HILLENBRAND

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 Zamperini 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B ZAMPERINI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 940.54 HIL

Steel, Danielle

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Audrey Parker's life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, a talented young Navy pilot, had been stationed there, poised to fulfill their late father's distinguished legacy. Fresh out of nursing school with a passion and a born gift for helping others, both Audrey and her friend, Lizzie, suddenly find their nation on the brink of war. Driven to do...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Trimble, Lee.

Summary: A son tells the story of his his bomber pilot father's secretive, crucial role in saving Allied POWs liberated by the Russians but abandoned without aid.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 TRI

Nelson, Erik

Summary: Surviving Eighth Air Force veterans recall their experience during World War II.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC COL

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: When the war ended, his battle began. Based on Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book, this begins where Unbroken ends, sharing the next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD UNB

Johnson, Angela

Summary: A boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe. Introduces young readers to the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2007

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