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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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