Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Black Knights The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen What became known as the Tuskegee Experience began in with a letter from the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to the War Department asking that blacks be all

  • Title: Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Author: Lynn M. Homan Thomas Reilly
  • ISBN: 9781565548282
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What became known as the Tuskegee Experience began in 1931 with a letter from the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to the War Department asking that blacks be allowed to join the military The efforts of early African American aviators, the struggle of organizations and individuals against the military s segregation policies, and the hWhat became known as the Tuskegee Experience began in 1931 with a letter from the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to the War Department asking that blacks be allowed to join the military The efforts of early African American aviators, the struggle of organizations and individuals against the military s segregation policies, and the hard work of thousands of young men and women, military and civilian, black and white, all combined to make the Tuskegee Airmen an important but often overlooked part of America s military history.Through fascinating interviews with veterans and historical photographs, Black Knights is the story of the men and women who served in the training program at Tuskegee Army Air Field from 1941 to 1946 The pilots stories are here, but so are the experiences of the mechanics, band members, arrs, staff officers, nurses, and that proved that they had courage and perseverance, not only in war, but in peacetime as well.

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    • Vanessa says:

      Well researched and written book on the Tuskegee Airmen. Many great photos to help personalize the aviators and others who helped and those who did not help the cause.

    • Fredrick Danysh says:

      During World War II an all black fighter squadron was formed. They severed in North Africa and England with the primary task of escorting bombers. Despite discrimination they had one of the highest success rates in Europe.

    • Bob says:

      Awesome, informative book on an interesting aspect of WWII history.

    • Kathryn says:

      Definitely worth reading. Definitely also a slog of "the 'begats' " proportions​ in the actual war passages, though, at least IMHO. But I did learn a lot - including the answer to a seemingly rhetorical question "Why did they keep putting Col. Racist McRacistFace in charge of the all-black groups?" Oh right, because​ they *wanted* the experiment to fail. Just wow

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