The Success Of The Tuskegee Airmen

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The Tuskegee airmen were the first African American soldiers to successfully complete their training and enter the army air corps. Almost 1000 aviators were produced as America’s first American Military pilots. At the end of World War ll the Tuskegee Airmen were well-known for being some of the best pilots in the military. The escort groups had among the lowest loss records in the Army. Their success was due to their extensive pre-war experience and their personal strength and drive during training and combat. The Tuskegee airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces, flying with distinction during World War ll. The Tuskegee Airmen are best known for proving during World War ll that black men …show more content…

The Airmen achieved something really important also, destroying three German ME-262 jet

fighters and damaging five additional jet fighters. Another important act the Airmen went through was fighting segregation through nonviolent direct action. Fifty five airmen were credited with destroying 112 German Aircraft in the air. At the end of World War ll the Tuskegee Airmen were well known for being some of the best pilots in the military . Their success helped pave the way for the desegregation of the military after World War ll. The Tuskegee Airmen fight for equality involved more than their skills in the air. It required coordinated , collective actions of civil disobedience in which 162 officers risked their careers and their lives to stand up against systemic racism in the US Army Air Forces . Everything that the Airmen did, they gave their 100 percent . And made a change in a very impactful way . The Tuskegee Airmen had roots in Illinois and no one called them ``Tuskegee Airmen “ during World War ll . Eleanor Roosvelt also supported the Tuskegee Airmen When Others didn’t . The Tuskegee Airmen were credited by higher commands with the following accomplishments. 1378 combat missions, 1067 for the …show more content…

Victor W. Butler , was the last surviving Tuskegee Airman in Rhode Island , has made a simple request for his 100th birthday. The Tuskegee study has had lasting effects on America. It’s estimated that the life expectancy of black men fell by up to 1.4 years when the study’s details came to light. Many also blame the study for impacting the willingness of black individuals to willingly participate in medical research today. The Airemen’s success in escorting during World War ll having one of the lowest loss records of all the escort fighter groups, and being in constant demand for their services by the allied bomber units. Is a record unmatched by any other fighter group. African American did represents an important step forward in preparing the nation for the racial integration of the military, which began with President Harry Truman who issued Executive Order 9981 desegregating the U.S Armed forces and mandating equality of opportunity and treatment . The Airmen formed the 332d fighter group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. And for the airmen being african american really caught a lot of people's eyes. They were the one’s counted out no one, believed in them .

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