The Tuskegee Airmen: The Men who Changed a Nation

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Branden Books, 1997 - Social Science - 496 pages
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The history of the United States is steeped in contribution of the Air Force formerly Army Air Corps, in preserving and maintaining freedom. The American airmen have been victorious in all of our nation's conflicts. It is important that we continue to acknowledge the sacrifices and service of these men who perform so admirably. I know the accomplishments of the brave and dedicated Tuskegg Airmen will never be forgotten.

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Conrad Cheek, Jack Chin, etc. were in the LAST class to actually graduate. Edward Powell Drummond's name was misspelled, and John E. Woods' name was left off the very short list.
The next class was
told, prior to classes, that they would not graduate. Most left. The few who stayed got pilot training but did not officially "graduate".  

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