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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.

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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, 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.

  • 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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