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"!
19 Mar 41: The 99th Pursuit Squadron is activated, also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the Army Air Corp. During WWII, African Americans in many US states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws. 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. #WWII #History
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,...
Willa Brown Chappell co-founded the National Airmen’s Association of America, an organization whose mission was to get African Americans into the United States Air Force. In 1940, she and her first husband, Lieutenant Cornelius R. Coffey started the Coffey School of Aeronautics, where some of the approximately 200 pilots who trained there eventually became “Tuskegee Airmen.”