The Tuskegee Airmen

Even with the second world war already raging, young African-American men, eager to serve their country, had first to fight prejudice and systemic discrimination before they even faced the enemy. This is the story of the Army’s best kept secret during WWII - black combat pilots - the Tuskegee Airmen.

In the VR/360 film “The Tuskegee Airmen”, veterans of the 332nd Fighter Group tell in their own words how they became some of the best combat pilots of World War 2. Their journey lead them from training at the newly established air base in Tuskegee, Alabama, in the segregated South, to Ramitelli, in the Italian countryside where they flew bomber escorts. Their narration highlights their determination to reach their goal and to prove the naysayers wrong but also show the joy they experienced flying the fastest allied aircraft, the Mustang P51.

The VR/360 film was filmed on location at airfields in Tuskegee, Alabama, in downtown Tuskegee and at the Tuskegee University as well as in Ramitelli, Italy. The film also features fantastic scenes from inside and outside of a vintage P-51 Mustang which was filmed in Dallas, TX, at the CAF headquarters.

  • Uli Futschik
  • Joergen Geerds
  • Tim Grey
  • Joergen Geerds
    Director of Photography
  • Uli Futschik
  • Uli Futschik
  • Joergen Geerds
    360 Post Production
  • Adonis Tsilimparis
    Original Score
  • Denise Barbarita
    Sound Mix
  • Chiara Masiero Sgrinzatto
  • Joergen Geerds
    Graphics and Animations
  • Uli Futschik
    Graphics and Animations
  • Wythe Marschall
    Script Editor
  • Jean-Francois Donaldson
  • Doug Rozendaal
    P-51 Pilot
  • Willy Kaemena
    Still Panoramas
  • Project Type:
    360 Video
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
Director - Uli Futschik