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January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, European History, World War II (1939-1945)
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Tuskegee Airmen Brandon Brooks , Glen este, grade 10, Special thanks to Mr. Edwards

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

They ran more than 200 bomber escort missions during World War II.

The Tuskegee airmen were the only black pilots during WW2, actually the first black pilots in American history. “THIS WAS AND STILL REMAINS TO BE AN AMAZING GROUP OF MEN. THIS WAS DURING A TIME IN HISTORY WHERE THE NEGATIVE FORCES AGAINST SUCH ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE FEIRCE AND STEADY BUT THESE FORCES DID NOT PREVENT THESE MEN FROM BECOMING THE WORLD CLASS HEROES THAT THEY ARE. THIS WAS AN INDICATION THAT ALTHOUGH IT WOULD BE A DIFFICULT JOURNEY WE AS A PEOPLE WOULD NOT ONLY SURVIVE BUT BECOME GREAT THINGS LIKE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” By the end of the war, 992 men had graduated from Negro Air Corps pilot training at Tuskegee; 450 were sent overseas for combat assignment. During the same period, about 150 lost their lives while in training or on combat flights. These black Airmen manage to destroy or damage over 409 German airplanes, 950 ground units, and sank a battleship destroyer.

Empirical Research Project I used survey monkey. Raw data: 73% don’t know who they are, and 26% do.

50% say that they were important and 50% don’t. Facts:32 Tuskegee pilots shot down who became prisoners of war 15,553 combat sorties flown (including 6000+ for the 99th prior to July '44) 1,578 total missions flown 111 German airplanes destroyed in the air Aircraft flown: P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51 66 Tuskegee pilots killed in combat .

The Tuskegee Airmen were grouped into 4 flying squadrons; the 99th, 100th, 301st & 302nd. These four squadrons were combined to form the 332nd Fighter

Conclusion: the tuskegee airmen are an amazing group of men that need more respect from their country. Group.

"The P-38s always stayed too far out. Some of the Mustang group stayed in too close ... Other groups, we got the feeling that they just wanted to go and shoot down 109s ... The Red Tails were always out there where we wanted them to be ... We had no idea they were Black; it was the Army's best kept secret.” -B-24 pilot There were 996 original Airmen. These included pilots, bombardiers, and navigators.

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