Harold Brown a fabled Red Tail; Washington Redskins want to share moniker

Legendary Port Clinton pilot Lt. Col. Harold Brown is one of only eight of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen of World War II who are still alive, and he will always be a Red Tail. The Tuskegee Airmen earned that moniker in World War II because their P-51 Mustang fighter planes were emblazoned with a bright red tail.

There have been movies made about the all-black pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group, who experienced racism in a then-segregated U.S. Air Force.That is, until the talented fliers became a valuable cog in protecting bombers winning the war in Europe.

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