Dakota County Fairgrounds event puts spotlight on World War II forces and fashions

  • by: LIZ ROLFSMEIER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 3, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Though the 2012 movie “Red Tails” brought the Tuskegee airmen, the first African-American aviators of the United States armed forces, to the public eye in recent years, historian Joel Brown said their story was long ignored. Even his own dad, a World War II GI truck driver, who talked often about the war, never mentioned the airmen, and Brown didn’t find out about them until much later in life.

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