In the last of TheUrbandaily.com’s interviews with the cast of Red Tails, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. gives us his first hand recollections about flying a fighter plane in World War II and how accurate he felt the movie was. The cast also speak on the impact the Tuskegee Airmen had on their lives and work on the film.
“Fighter pilots were a combination of mathematician, scientist, athletes and great leaders, that’s why [we] rose to the top,” explains Dr. Brown. “In a single engine plane you didn’t have anybody with you at the time. You didn’t have any computers to do it, so you had to use your eyes, your hands and your feet. That’s what we did.”
Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. was the former squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. He graduated from the Tuskegee Flight School on March 12, 1944 and was one of fifteen pilots who shot down the advanced German Me-262 jet fighter. He was also one of the lead consultants on the film.