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The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American pilots in United States military history; they flew with distinction during World War II. Portrait of Tuskegee airman Edward M. Thomas by photographer Toni Frissell, March 1945.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American pilots in United States military history. They flew with distinction during World War II, only losing bombers on seven missions and a total of 27 altogether. They were known to the Allies as "Red Tails" because of the coloring of their airplanes.
Edward M. Thomas, a Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American pilots in United States military history. During WW II, the US military was still racially segregated. In 1941, the Army Air Corps formed the 99th Pursuit Squadron. Their first combat assignment was to attack the island of Pantelleria to prepare for the Allied invasion of Sicily. On June 11, 1943, the island surrendered - the first time in history an enemy's military resistance had been overcome solely by air power.
Keep us flying. Buy War Bonds. Color poster of a Tuskegee Airman (probably Lt. Robert W. Diez) by an unidentified artist. 1943.
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Striking portrait of a Young African American Woman.
Portrait of a Woman by Museum of Photographic Arts Collections, via Flickr
Woman with a fan made of feathers by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)
Photobooth portrait of young woman, 1930s were produced in a studio setting long before the quick & dirty 'bathroom-cell-phone-self-portrait'
African American Group Portrait by Black History Album, via Flickr
Brothers and Sisters
Removing the matte that originally encircled the portrait of the child revealed the lovely hidden mother, unseen since the day of framing.
A solider and his bride pose for a portrait studio shot, 1942.
Joseph Goebbels smiling before learning that Alfred Eisenstaedt, the photographer, was Jewish, 1933 [983x1280] - Imgur
Tuskegee Airman Alfonso Harris
Lena Horne and Tuskegee Airman