Saw the movie Red Tails at the Ward Theater this morning. The movie centers around 4 African-American pilots stationed in Italy in 1944 as they go from flying missions that shoot up enemy trucks to protecting US bombers.

"Easy" is the leader of the group but has a drinking problem, "Lightning" is the best pilot but has trouble with following orders and tends to return his plane with holes, "Junior" would rather be called "Raygun" and "Joker" just being part of the group when they fly.

There are other characters and storylines in the movie. "Lightning" romances an Itailan girl, "Junior" gets captured and gets placed in a German POW camp, there is a German flyer who plays the part of the arch enemy throught the movie.