Our Claim - Herbert Carter

Dejanette and Samantha

Our Claim

In our opinion Herbert Carter was best qualified to be the first ever African-American pilot to serve in the U.S. military.

Herbert Carter

The Facts

Fact One

In paragraph two, line eight, the article states, "Carter made history as one of the first-ever African-American pilots to serve in the U.S. military." He was one of the first to serve the military an African american pilot.

Fact Two

In paragraph 3, line 18, the article states, "Carter and his fellow Airmen faced severe prejudice. The Airmen were forced to train as a segregated unit. They were banned from fighting or practicing alongside white pilots." Even though racism was amongst them and many disliked them due to their skin tone they kept going strong. Him leading the way.

Fact Three

In paragraph 4, line 21, the article states, "The group was one of the war's most respected fighter squadrons. It successfully completed missions over Europe, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. Carter himself flew 77 missions. He even lived through a crash landing." This just proved how strong and independent they are that they didn't back down and earned their title.

Fact Four

In paragraph 6, line 28, "After the war, Carter returned to Tuskegee to share his knowledge of aviation with others. From 1950 to 1955, he was a professor of air science at Tuskegee University. He later served as a professor of aerospace studies at the university from 1965 to 1969." He shared the knowledge that proved that he was smart and knowledgeable.

Fact Five

In paragraph 8, line 32, the article states, "Carter was also active in promoting the often-overlooked story of the Tuskegee Airmen. In January 2012, Carter and other Airmen attended the opening of Red Tails. The film celebrates the pilots and their contribution to the war effort. Its name comes from a nickname given to the Airmen, who painted their airplanes' tails red. This distinguished them from other fighter pilots during the war." They come so far and achieved many things.