Tuskegee Airmen Research Paper

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The Tuskegee Airmen or the red tails is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II. They formed the 332nc1 Fighter group and the 447th bombardment of the United States Army Air Forces. The 99th Pursuit Squadron (later, 99th Fighter Squadron) was the first black flying squadron and they were the first to deploy overseas. Benjamin 0. Davis Jr. was an American United States Air Force and commander of the WW2 Tuskegee Airmen. He was the first African American general officer in the United States Air force. Davis flew sixty missions in P-39, Curtiss P-40,P-47 and P-51 Mustang fighters. The 99th Pursuit Squadron was deployed at Tuskegee on July 19,1941.Nearly 6 months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. In September 1940 Roosevelt's White House responded to such lobbying campaigns by announcing that the AAC would soon begin training Black pilots.The Tuskegee …show more content…

To all the American bomber crews, they were known as Red Tail Angels because of their red stabilizers on their P-51 Mustangs (P- 51Mustangs were the airplanes used in the war they were the best fighter engine airplanes out there) and their reputation,at that time, for having never lost a single bomber they escorted into combat. By the time the war ended the Red Tails had downed 111enemy aircraft, destroyed 150 other planes on the ground and flown over 15,000 con:ibat sorties.66 Tuskegee Airmen lost their lives in the means of capture or just got killed in combat. The reason the Tuskegee Airmen painted their tails red was because they wanted the bombers to know that their presence was there and that they were friendly they also used those tails to let the Germans know that they were there and they were ready to

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