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The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History: 1939-1949
The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History: 1939-1949
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Many documentaries, articles, museum exhibits, books, and movies have now treated the subject of the Tuskegee Airmen, the only black American military pilots in World War II. Most of these works have focused on their training and their subsequent accomplishments during combat. This publication goes further, using captioned photographs to trace the Airmen through the various stages of training, deployment, and combat in North Africa, Italy, and over occupied Europe. Included for the first time are depictions of the critical support roles of nonflyers: doctors, nurses, mechanics, navigators, weathermen, parachute riggers, and others, all of whom contributed to the Airmen’s success. In words and pictures, this volume makes vivid the story of the Tuskegee Airmen and the environments in which they lived, worked, played, fought, and sometimes died.

"I am impressed with the accuracy of the information and the selection of the corresponding photos." ―Vice President-Resource Development, Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation

"The book does an excellent job of showing what daily life was like for [the Airmen] as they trained." ―American Aviators of WWI

"The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History: 1939-1949 fills a significant void in the existing literature on these men by offering several hundred captioned photographs depicting African-American pilots before 1941 through the postwar. The photos bring to life the combat operations of the Airmen and provide glimpses of their training, combat support activities, and social life. . . . The photos tellingly reveal the depth of the segregation policies of the [American Air Force] of the 1940s. The extensive collection of images and detailed chronology make this book a welcome addition to the growing number of works on the Airmen." ―Air & Space Power Journal

[Hardcover, 232 pages, Mr. Joseph D. Caver (Author), Jerome Ennels (Author)]

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