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February 3, 2021

Two individuals connected to the National Museum of World War II Aviation are featured in a new documentary honoring the Tuskegee Airmen that premiers on The History® Channel February 10, 6 p.m. MST.

The late Frank Macon, Tuskegee Airman, lifelong aviator and Colorado Springs resident, is featured in the documentary.  Mr. Macon was a great supporter of the museum and donated his prized Stinson V77 Reliant WWII-era aircraft to the museum in 2019.

Gene Pfeffer, the museum’s resident historian and curator, is also featured in the production, providing historical perspective on the important contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen and how they broke through the color barrier to African Americans serving as combat pilots in World War II.

Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage,” is narrated by “Good Morning America” Anchor Robin Roberts, whose father was a Tuskegee Airman. She also is executive producer for the documentary.


The National Museum of WWII Aviation will be closed throughout the morning of Saturday, March 6, 2021 for a special event.  The museum will be open to the public beginning at 12 noon that day.