Essay On Tuskegee Airmen

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September 1, 1939, the start of World War II, regarded by many as the worst point in history. More than 85,000,000 people died in the years of 1939 to 1945. Adolf Hitler said something that sums up what the Germans were trying to accomplish during WWII, “Today Germany tomorrow the world.” Hiroshima and the Tuskegee Airmen are two things that greatly affected people and the war in general. Without Hiroshima and the Tuskegee Airmen the war may have ended differently. One effect of World War II was nuclear warfare. A result of nuclear warfare was in August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, the United States dropped the atomic bomb little boy on the Japanese city Hiroshima. The bombing was payback for the heartbreaking disaster of…show more content…
They were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. The airmen changed the war significantly. This group of aviators was sent on a heavy bomber escort mission which succeeded, making us one step closer to winning the war. The pilots were the first African-American aviators because many African-Americans were still subject to the Jim Crow laws, racial segregation laws enacted after the Reconstruction period in Southern United States. When the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group painted the tails of their P-47s and later, p-51s, red, the nickname “Red tails” was coined. This made the airmen distinct targets on the battle field. They painted the tails of their planes because they wanted the bomber crews to know they were escorting them. Ordinary pilots did a certain precision rollover to show you they were friendly, but the Red Tails would roll that wing over and over and float through the formation like dancers. When the carriers saw them they were happy. They affected the war because they were so good at escorting the carries it gave us an advantage in defeating Adolf Hitler’s crack troops. They were that liked. To sum it up, the Tuskegee Airmen were very important to winning the
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