The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History, 1939-1949

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NewSouth Books, 2011 - History - 230 pages
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Many documentaries, articles, museum exhibits, books, and movies have now treated what became known as the Tuskegee Experiment involving the black pilots who gained fame during World War II as the Tuskegee Airmen. Most of these works have focused on the training of Americas first black fighter pilots and their subsequent accomplishments during combat. This publication goes further, using captioned photographs to trace the airmen through the stages of training, deployment, and combat actions in North Africa, Italy, and Germany, in an attractive coffee-table-book format. Included for the first time are depictions of the critical support roles of doctors, nurses, mechanics, navigators, weathermen, parachute riggers, and other personnel, all of whom contributed to the airmens success, and many of whom went on to help complete the establishment of the 477th Composite Group. The authors have told, in pictures and words, the full story of the Tuskegee Airmen and the environments in which they lived, worked, played, fought, and sometimes died.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Dr Roscoe Brown Jr
9
Introduction
15
Training
27
Overseas Deployment
101
Epilogue
129
Class Photographs
205
Emblems of Tuskegee Airmen Units
216
Index
223
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About the author (2011)

Joseph Caver is a senior archivist at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. His article “Setting the Record Straight Regarding Lieutenants White and McCullin, Tuskegee Airmen,” written with Jerome Ennels and Wesley Newton and published in the 2008 Air Power History Journal, was selected as the article of the year by the Journal. He received the 2010 Spirit of Marion Award from Alabama State University.

Jerome Ennels is a former Air University Historian and currently an archivist at the Air Force Historical Research Agency. Mr. Ennels has published numerous unit histories, monographs, studies, and articles in newspapers and professional journals. He is the co-author with Wesley Newton of The Wisdom Of Eagles: A History of Maxwell Air Force Base.

Dr. Daniel L. Haulman is Chief, Organizational History Division, at the Air Force Historical Research Agency, where he has worked since 1982. He has authored three books, including Air Force Aerial Victory Credits: World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam; The United States and Air Force and Humanitarian Airlift Operations, 1947-1994; and One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903-2002.

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