15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Red Tails’ Legacy

An F-16 “Fighting Falcon” (aka Viper) from the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing and the Commemorative Air Force’s P-51 “Mustang” named “Tuskegee Airmen” fly in a “Heritage Flight” formation. Both aircraft are painted with red tails to pay homage to the famed all-African-American, 332nd Fighter Group, better known as the Tuskegee Airmen or Red Tails.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Maxwell AFB, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Russell Stovall