Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen, by Sherri L. Smith

  • Author: Sherri L. Smith

SKU: 3750312

Who were the Tuskegee Airmen? They were African-American military pilots who fought in World War II, brave heroes who overcame racial prejudice, they were nicknamed "the Red Tails", and this is their story.
During World War II, everyone wanted to do their part to serve their country. For black Americans, they were fighting for their country and the freedom of Europe. However, they had to face a completely segregated military in the United States, and weren't considered smart enough to pilot a plane. Civil rights activists acquired government funding for aviation training and were able to launch the first African American military flight program in the US at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Explore the exciting flight missions and grueling training sessions the Tuskegee Airmen experienced, while getting a glimpse into the lives of those brave men who helped pave the way for the integration of the US armed forces.
Chapters include:
- Who Were The Tuskegee Airmen?
- Two Americas
- Taking Flight
- We Need More Men!
- The First Class
- The Military Way
- Red Tails!
- Fighting in the Sky
- The Cost of War
- Target: Berlin!
- Double Victory Denied
- Becoming Legends


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