Mildred Hemmon Carter was the wife of Herbert Carter, one of the original 33 Tuskegee Airmen. She was also Alabama’s first Black female pilot. In 1942, although Herbert spent most of his time training to become a Tuskegee Airmen, he and Mildred would rendezvous in the air on Fridays at 3,000 feet above a bridge in Lake Martin. Her plane didn’t have a radio so the couple would wave, exchange smiles and blow kisses. They were known as "Tuskegee's First Couple" and were married for 70 years until her death last year. "The Redtails" could certainly have included their unusual story in that film instead of erasing Black women from the lives of the Tuskegee Airmen.