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The Tuskegee Airmen chronology : a detailed timeline of the Red Tails and other black pilots of World War II / Daniel L. Haulman ; with a foreword by Charles E. McGee, Colonel (Ret.), 302nd Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group

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Author:
Haulman, Daniel L (Daniel Lee) 1949-  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Air Forces Fighter Squadron, 99th  Search this
United States Army Air Forces Fighter Group, 332nd  Search this
United States Army Air Forces African American troops  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Chronology
Chronologies
History
Place:
Europe
United States
Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.)
Date:
2017
Notes:
NASMAIN copy purchased with funds from the S. Dillon Ripley Endowment.
Summary:
The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology: A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II provides a unique year-by-year overview of the fascinating story of the Tuskegee Airmen, embracing important events in the formation of the first military training for black pilots in United States history, the phases of their training at various air fields in Tuskegee and elsewhere, their continued training at other bases around the United States, and their deployment overseas, first to North Africa and then to Sicily and Italy. The book is the fifth on the subject by Airmen expert Dr. Daniel Haulman. The Tuskegee Airmen are best known for flying P-47s and red-tailed P-51s to escort B-17 and B-24 bombers deep into enemy territory. Their exemplary performance proved conclusively that given the opportunity and resources black men could fly and fight in combat every bit as well as their white counterparts. They lost fewer bombers than the other fighter groups, and they shot down 112 enemy aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology also includes abundant information on the many Tuskegee Airmen who were not fighter pilots, including B-25 bomber crews who trained in the U.S., and the thousands of Tuskegee Airmen who served as ground support. They fought two enemies, Nazis in Europe and racism at home, and through their dedication and efforts earned a hard-won double victory.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
African American air pilots--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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