10 Inspiring Facts About the Tuskegee Airmen

I have met a couple of them… strong men of faith

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H/T Mental Floss.

Sadly we are not teaching our students about World War II.

Col. Benjamin O. Davis (left), commanding officer of the 332nd Fighter Group, and Edward C. Gleed, group operations officer, stand in front of a plane in Ramitelli, Italy, in March 1945.

Col. Benjamin O. Davis (left), commanding officer of the 332nd Fighter Group, and Edward C. Gleed, group operations officer, stand in front of a plane in Ramitelli, Italy, in March 1945.TONI FRISSELL, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS // NO KNOWN RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLICATION

Established in 1941, theTuskegee Airmenbuilt an impressive combat record by downing enemy fighter planes during World War II. The first Black pilots to serve in the United States military—along with the navigators, mechanics, instructors, and other personnel who supported them—helped the Allies win the war and put the U.S. armed forces on the road to integration.

1. THE TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE TRAINED THE COUNTRY’S FIRST BLACK PILOTS.

Now called Tuskegee University, the Tuskegee Institute wasfoundedin 1881 as a school for training Black teachers. In its first five decades, the school employed and…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

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