World WAR 11

Quintaris Williams
3rd period

1. The Tuskegee airmen once shot down three German jets in a single day.

2. Thurgood Marshall, the future Supreme Court justice, got his start defending Tuskegee bomber trainees.

3. The Airmen might have never gotten off the ground without Eleanor Roosevelt’s help.

4. A former Tuskegee airman almost shot the late Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi in a showdown outside of Tripoli in 1970.

5. Three Tuskegee airmen went on to become generals.

6.There were 996 original Airmen. These included pilots, bombardiers, and navigators.

7.There were 996 original Airmen. These included pilots, bombardiers, and navigators.

8.There were 450 pilots who served in combat overseas in the European Theater of Operations, North Africa, and the Mediterranean.

9.Of the Tuskegee aviators, 66 died in combat.

10.There were 33 Tuskegee Airmen who became prisoners of war.

11.They flew over 700 bomber escort missions and ended the war as the only fighter group to never lose an escorted bomber to enemy fighters.

12.The flight of a combat aircraft on a mission is called a sortie. The Tuskegee Airmen flew15,533 sorties between May 1943 and June 1945.

13.White American pilots were not allowed to fly more than 52 missions, but black American pilots often flew up to 100 missions due to lack of replacements.

14.White American pilots were not allowed to fly more than 52 missions, but black American pilots often flew up to 100 missions due to lack of replacements.

15.They destroyed 251 enemy aircraft.

16.They destroyed 251 enemy aircraft.

17.White American pilots were not allowed to fly more than 52 missions, but black American pilots often flew up to 100 missions due to lack of replacements.

18.Pilots Trained at Tuskegee: These included pilots, bombardiers, and navigators.

19.Support personnel trained: For every pilot, there were at least 10 black men and women on the ground in support roles including mechanics, medical technicians, administrative support and cooks. They were trained at Chanute Field, Illinois

20.Combat Awards: They won more than 850 medals, including 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, eight Purple Hearts, 14 Bronze Stars, 744 Air Medals and clusters, and three

21.992 Black pilots graduated from Tuskegee, with the last class finishing on. June 29,1946.

22.Who took a famous flight with Charles Anderson, the Chief Flight Instructor at Tuskegee Institute's Civilian Pilot Training Program.

23.The first 36 graduates at Tuskegee formed the 99th Pursuit Squadron. Where were they stationed for their first combat mission?

24.The Tuskegee Airmen were most known for flying the P-51C/D models, what other planes did they fly?

25.With more pilots being trained at Tuskegee than the demand in North Africa, a Fighter Group was created and the operation was moved into Italy as the war progressed. Which of these is NOT one of the Fighter Squadrons that made up the 332nd Fighter Group?

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