Hannah Dutton, Anna Kate Herring, 4th
*The Tuskegee Airmen were the first Aferican American pilots.
*They served in World War 2.
*Before they formed the 322nd fighter group.
*They were also the 477th bombardment group in the USA
*They were known as the red tails
*1,000 or more black men were trained at Tuskegee in 1941-1946
*There were 996 original airmen, these were pilots,navigators,and bombardiers.
*66 died in combat
*They won 850 medals
*33 were prisoners of war
*They destroyed 251 enemy aircrafts
*They formed in 1941
*84 airmen were killed over seas in World War 2
*They battled Nazism and Fascism in the skies over North Africa and Europe.
*They painted the tails of their P-51s bright red,
*They never lost a bamber
*They sank a German destroyer using only their machine guns.
*They flew 15,533 sorties between May, 1943 and June 9, 1945.
*The US Congress which stated that all Americans males between the age of 21 and 36 had to register for the draft.
*There were 450 pilots who served in combat overseas.
*More than 10,000 black men and women served as their vital support personnel.
*Operations, North Africa and the Mediterranean.
*They disabled more than 600 box cars, locomotives and rolling stock.
*For every pilot, there were at least 10 black men and women on the ground in support roles
*They were trained at Chanute Field, Illinois