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Christina Morelli holds the microphone as Oxnard resident Lowell Steward answers questions about his time spent with the World War II pilot unit Tuskegee Airmen during an assembly at Rio Mesa High School on Feb. 27. © Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers
After the recent release of “Red Tails,” the 20th Century Fox film produced by George Lucas, the story of the only African American pilots during the second world war has caught the public’s interest. The Tuskegee Airmen, so named for their training ground in Tuskegee, Ala., “included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air,” according to Tuskegee Airmen Inc.

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