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Black History Month: Celebrating Tuskegee Airmen

Black History Month: Celebrating Tuskegee Airmen
Posted on 02/06/2018
Stallion LogoThe Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps, a precursor of the U.S. Air Force. Trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, they flew more than 15,000 individual sorties in Europe and North Africa during World War II. Their impressive performance earned them more than 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and helped encourage the eventual integration and revolutionary reform of the U.S. Armed Forces. On March 29, 2007, the Tuskegee Airmen was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal which is the highest civilian recognition awarded by the U.S. Congress.
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Sources: Smithsonian Institution and History.com

https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/collection/search?edan_q=*:*&edan_fq[]=p.edanmdm.indexedstructured.name:%22Tuskegee+Airmen%22&edan_local=1&op=Search

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/tuskegee-airmen
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