Thursday, May 28, 2009

Museum of Flight-Tuskegee Airmen

A week or so ago my nephew and I visited the Southern Museum of Flight. I have always been fascinated by the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. These daring young men were the first African American military pilots during World War II from 1941-1946.
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The Tuskegee 99th Fighter Squadron began in June of 1941.Basic training took place at Moton Field. Each unit had an entire service arm along with a ground crew. After training the squadron was moved to the Tuskegee Army Air Field . There they were taught conversion training onto operational types. Captain Benjamin O. Davis was given command of the airmen. Captain Davis was an African American graduate of West Point.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Whenever one mentions Tuskegee Airmen joy and pride comes to mind.