Tuskegee Airmen

Kiara Owens

Who are they?

The Tuskegee airmen were the first black military airmen in a time were black men were doubted and looked at as if they were dumb.The airmen are from all over the United States. They all had a strong head on their shoulders. They all took pride in being an American citizen. They were all really smart and meet all qualifications.("Who Were They?" Tuskegee Airmen National Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.)

what did they accomplish

They escorted bombers during World War II. having one of the lowest loss records of all the escort fighter groups, and being in constant demand for their services by the allied bomber units.- is a record unmatched by any other fighter group. The 332nd Fighter group was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its' longest bomber escort mission to Berlin, Germany on March 24, 1945. During this mission, the Tuskegee Airmen (then known as the 'Red Tails') destroyed three German ME-262 jet fighters and damaged five additional jet fighters.
("About Us." Tuskegee Airmen Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.)
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The Impact

Some men weren´t picked to be in the USAAC just because they were black. The Military was separated by race no matter what branch you were in.The government only let black men work in the air because they were forced. No one thought that they would ever succeed.The young black men were willing to go fight because they were black and not been able to do much. going to the war is they´re way of showing everyone that they can do what the white men could do and just as good. (A Brief History of the Tuskegee Airmen - Red Tail Squadron." Red Tail Squadron.) The Tuskegee Airmen reflect the struggle of African Americans to achieve equal rights, not only through legal attacks on the system of segregation, but also through the techniques of nonviolent direct action aimed at segregation in the military. ("Tuskegee Airmen." Encyclopedia of African American Society (n.d.): n. pag. Web.)

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WORKS CITED

"Who Were They?" Tuskegee Airmen National Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

"A Brief History of the Tuskegee Airmen - Red Tail Squadron." Red Tail Squadron. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

"Tuskegee Airmen." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

Tuskegee Airmen." Encyclopedia of African American Society (n.d.): n. pag. Web.)