Tuskegee Airmen

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World War II
Grade:
8

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Tuskegee Airmen

People Involved - They were all grouped into four squadrons: 99th, 100th, 301st, and 302nd. - C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson was the first African American to recieve a commercial pilot's certificate in 1932. - Well known airmen are: - General Benjamine O. Davis, Jr. was the first black general. - General Daniel "Chappie" james was the first 4-star general. - Major General Lucius Theus was very well known. - Mr. Coleman Young was the former mayor of Detroit.

Tuskegee Airmen

Connection to WWII - were a group of military pilots during the war. - fought in the war. - the first African American pilots in the war - shot down enemy aircrafts and vehicles overseas - helped stop segregation in war - important asseet in the war

How They Were Remembered-June 1 is the anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen. - Movie called "The Tuskegee Airmen" made to remember and inform about the men and women involved - Multiple memorials to honor/remember including one in California-There is a museum in Michigan

Honors Received-744 airmen received the Air Medal Reward -4 airmen received the Distinguished Flying Cross Award-8 airmen received the Purple Heart Award-14 airmen recieved Bronze Star Awards-At least 1 airman Recieved a Silver Star award

May,1939-Two pilots Of the National Airmans Association Meet with senator Harry Truman to help sponsor a bill to help allow black pilots to serve in the Civilian Pilot Training System December,1940-The army Air COrps submits a plan to the War Department for an experiment forming an all black squadron.July 19,1941- Tuskegee Army Airfield officially opens.March 7, 1942- The first class of Tuskegee pilots graduates.September 10,1944- Four pilots are rewarded the Distinguished Flying CrossApril 1, 1945- The men of the 477th squadron protest strict segregation rules.August 14, 1945- WWII ends with surrender of Japan.


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