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The extraordinary story of the WWII's African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen was on display via a traveling exhibit at the New Orleans East Lake Front Airport Wednesday, May 22  through Saturday, May 25.

The event was sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) of Midland, Texas and The National WWII Museum, and presented locally by Flightline First. The exhibit featured a restored P-51 Mustang fighter of the sort used by the Tuskegee Airmen in their Red Tails squadron. The exhibit also featured an original film entitled Rise Above, that tells how the African-American fighters overcame prejudice to serve their country in WWII. The film was shown on a 160-degree panoramic screen in a climate-controlled trailer. The Museum's Redball Express exhibit offered hands-on educational experiences by showing the true meaning of service and sacrifice. The Redball Express exhibit tells the story of African-American servicemen who manned a truck convoy system to supply US troops in the European theater of war. One such truck from World War II was also on display presenting hands-on WWII artifacts and additional displays.

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