National Geographic has announced a brand new documentary series called “The Real Red Tails”, which will continue National Geographic’s 136-year record of giving viewers access to pivotal historical moments with new breadth and insight; the network will honour the contributions and sacrifices of overlooked Allied soldiers of colour with this new special.

“The Real Red Tails,”  tells of the astonishing discovery of a P-39 aeroplane in Lake Huron, Michigan, reigniting a story lost to time and triggering one of the most important WW2 archaeological missions in the Great Lakes. On the morning of April 11, 1944, Tuskegee pilot 22-year-old Second Lieutenant Frank Moody perished in what should have been a routine training mission when his plane malfunctioned and took a nosedive into the chilly waters.

With unprecedented access, the one-hour special, narrated by Sheryl Lee Ralph (‘Abbott Elementary’), will take viewers on a journey to uncover the 80-year-old mystery of how and why Moody’s plane ultimately went down. The special enlists teams of underwater archaeologists to recover parts of the downed plane for the first time and weaves in firsthand accounts from fellow airmen along with underwater footage from the wreck to give a final answer to the mystery.
“The Real Red Tails” is produced by National Geographic’s Yellow Border Production Services with Erin M. Reuss as producer, Jeanine I. Butler as executive producer, and Anna Derryberry as director of production. Melanie Sams is vice president of Production and Development for National Geographic.

The new one-hour special will be released on the National Geographic channel on Monday 3rd June 2024 at 8/7c and it will be available to stream the next day on Hulu and Disney+.

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