Tuskegee Airmen Theory

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The Tuskegee Airmen

In the 1930’s many young African Americans were eager to serve their country as the war in Europe and Asia started to heat up, many applied to the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Flight training program, but were all rejected because of their skin color. In 1941 the Tuskegee air man made history by becoming the first all-black quadrant to serve as military aviators in the United States Armed Force, flying with distinction during World War II (History.com staff, Tuskegee Airmen, 2009). The Tuskegee Airman dealt with racial discrimination both at home and overseas. Throughout the hardship and struggle for equal rights the more than 15,000 ground personnel who served with an all-African American crew was credited with thousands of combat stories and earned over 150 distinguished flying Crosses for their Achievements. Even though Senator Conyers attempted to kill the Tuskegee program on racial grounds and even delayed the 99th deployment for a year they still shoved strong perseverance to overcome ignorance and fight for their country even though some felt they we’re unequipped, because of the highly publicized success of the Tuskegee air man helped prove doubters …show more content…

An example of this in the movie is when the U.S had resisted using black men as pilots but, because of an ongoing pending lawsuit decided to create a segregated unit for blacks only. In the movie a white air man talks about how the Tuskegee Airman has never lost any to enemy aircraft any bomber they had escorted. By integrating the U.S. Army Air Corps much more productivity was shown. By changing things such as incorporating black pilots and sending them to fly and fight changed WII dramatically. Tuskegee Airman paved the way for future pilots and helped increase productivity in the U.S. Army Air

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