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  • Selena Mosley

    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.

  • Barbara Lowe

    Tuskegee Airman Edward M. Thomas, 1945. Toni Frissell the story of the Tuskegee Airman has been made into a film of the same name, don't bother with the latest one Red Tails it's awful but the first one is wonderful

  • Mary Frances Rogers

    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.

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