Saturday, November 13, 2010
AS SEEN IN:
"The Tuskegee Airmen"
AS PLAYED BY:
When Eleanor Roosevelt visited Tuskegee Army Air Field in 1941, she insisted on taking a ride in an airplane with a black pilot at the controls. ER's pilot was Charles Anderson. ER then insisted that her flight with Anderson be photographed and the film developed immediately so that she could take the photographs back to Washington when she left the field. ER used this photograph as part of her campaign to convince FDR to activate the participation of the Tuskegee Airmen in North Africa and in the European Theater.
In the TV movie "The Tuskegee Airmen", it was Hannibal Lee, a fictional character, who took Mrs. Roosevelt on that flight, so that's how it has to play out in Toobworld.