Who were the Tuskegee Airmen?

by Smith, Sherri L.,

Format: Print Book [2018]
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Summary
During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program in the US at Tuskegee University in Alabama. While this book details thrilling flight missions and the grueling training sessions the Tuskegee Airmen underwent, it also shines a light on the lives of these brave men who helped pave the way for the integration of the US armed forces.
Contents
Who were the Tuskegee Airmen?
Two Americas
Taking flight
We need more men!
The first class
The military way
Red tails!
Fighting in the sky
The cost of war
Target : Berlin!
Double victory denied
Becoming legends.

Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Fighter Squadron, 99th -- History -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Juvenile literature.
African American air pilots -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American.
Air pilots.
African Americans -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Publisher New York, New York :[2018]
Contributors Murray, Jake, illustrator.
Language English
Description 108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
ISBN 9781524786748
1524786748
9780399541940
0399541942
9780606413268
060641326X
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