By: Baylee Hanson
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first all black airmen in the United States. They trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAFF). Classes started in July of 1941 with thirteen students. The classes ended nine months later, in March 1942, with only five students remaining. Throughout World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen destroyed many enemy aircraft and other war machines. The members were also awarded numerous high honors including Purple Hearts, Distinguished Flying Crosses, and Silver Stars.