The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who volunteered to become the first black military airmen during World War II.

The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who volunteered to become the first black military airmen during World War II.

Tuskegee airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy, 1945

Tuskegee airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy, 1945

Red Tail Profile, P-51C Mustang of the Tuskegee Airmen, by Chris Buff

Red Tail Profile, P-51C Mustang of the Tuskegee Airmen, by Chris Buff

Tuskegee Airmen African-American Black Pilots of the WWII 332nd Fighter Group with  P-40 Warhawk. They became best know for their Bomber escourt operations for the 15th Air Force and "Never Lost a Bomber to Enemy Action"!

Tuskegee Airmen African-American Black Pilots of the WWII 332nd Fighter Group with P-40 Warhawk. They became best know for their Bomber escourt operations for the 15th Air Force and "Never Lost a Bomber to Enemy Action"!

Remembering Tuskegee Airmen | These airmen are known for their legendary service during WWII.

Remembering Tuskegee Airmen | These airmen are known for their legendary service during WWII.

francavillarts: “ ~~ TUSKEGEE AIRMEN ~~ Art by Francesco Francavilla First African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. The name also applies to the navigators, bombardiers,...

francavillarts: “ ~~ TUSKEGEE AIRMEN ~~ Art by Francesco Francavilla First African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. The name also applies to the navigators, bombardiers,...

Tuskegee Airmen, WWII (collection of Tuskegee University Archives)

Tuskegee Airmen, WWII (collection of Tuskegee University Archives)

Gen Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr (1912 - 2002) Leader of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, later he was the first black general in the US Air Force

Gen Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr (1912 - 2002) Leader of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, later he was the first black general in the US Air Force

The Tuskegee Airmen were the 1st African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the Army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the 1st African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the Army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction.

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