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The Tuskegee Airmen
Updated: 2/18/2019
The Tuskegee Airmen
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  • There is a lot of pressure from several civil right groups to let African Americans be included in the civilian pilot training programs 
  • Around 1920's and 30's
  • I do not understand why this is even up for discussion. They are simply not capable of flying or operating sophisticated aircrafts.
  • The Congress passes the "Civilian Pilot Training Act" in 1939
  • From here on, the U.S. government will sponsor African-American flight training
  • Meanwhile in FDR's White House
  • The War Department considers the Tuskegee Army Air field in Tuskegee, Alabama to be fit for training these men
  • Thank You for the wonderful ride Chief Anderson
  • Tuskegee Army Air Field in Tuskegee, Alabama 
  • My pleasure Mrs. Roosevelt
  • On this day, March 19,1941, The U.S. Army Air Corps has activated the 99th Pursuit Squadron. Congratulations, gentlemen
  • In April 1942, they deployed to North Africa
  • We are having trouble maneuvering. I repeat, trouble maneuvering
  • These second hand P-40 planes are way slower than the German planes
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