Black History Month is a chance to celebrate and honor Black Americans who trail blazed paths for future generations. Among those trailblazers are the Tuskegee Airmen.
The 99th Pursuit Squadron activated March 23, 1941, in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Tuskegee Experiment was the first of its kind, producing an all Black unit to fight during World War II. Tuskegee graduated its first five U.S. Army Air Forces fighter pilots March 7, 1942, and more soon followed.
In late 2020, the Air Force produced a three episode series called “Red Tail Angels” to tell their story.
Here’s a link to Episode 1 on YouTube:
Editor’s Note: Items from the U.S. Veterans Administration…