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"Earlier today, the CAF Red Tail Squadron's P-51C experienced a gear-up landing at Dallas Executive Airport,” said Stephan C. Brown, president and CEO of the CAF. “Pilot and Squadron Leader Bill Shepard was uninjured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage, but we will start the restoration process shortly. As with the Tuskegee Airmen she honors, this airplane will 'Rise Above' to 'Triumph Over Adversity' and fly again. We appreciate the many messages of concern received today."

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1940s WWII Tuskegee Airmen ~ African American Pilots Photo

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"!

Mildred Hemmons Carter. She was the first black female pilot in Alabama and is counted among the history-making Tuskegee Airmen, too.

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) He enlisted in Army 1935. Enlisted Reserve 1937. Regan was a private in Troop B, 322nd Cavalry and ordered to active duty in 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, was classified for limited service only, which excluded serving overseas. He was assigned to First Motion Picture Unit in 1944, where Captain Reagan remained until end of World War II. He served as the 33rd Governor of California. As the 40th President of United States, his final rank was Commander-in-Chief.