Red Tails Weekend in Tuskegee
Jan. 14 - 16, 2012
The Tuskegee Airmen changed the course of history in the military and civilian equal rights for the United States of America. The Presidential Order given as a result of the Tuskegee Airmen was instrumental in establishing Civil Rights legislation and laws of freedom for years to come. The Tuskegee Airmen (or Redtails) were trained to fly at Moton Field, Tuskegee, AL. However, their combat training was given at a specially developed base in Macon County, known as the Tuskegee Army-Air Field (TAAF) or later "Shaw Field". This site will attempt to form a collective of the Tuskegee Airmen's history and current events. We are all in deep appreciation of the sacrifices they made for us all to live in freedom.
Tuskegee Airmen website
Honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the history of African-Americans who participated in air crew, ground crew and operations support training in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
Tuskegee Airmen - National Park Service
"Tuskegee Airmen" refers to all who were involved in the so-called "Tuskegee Experiment," the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.
The Freeman Field Mutiny
During World War II, at Freeman Field in Indiana, in March of 1945, 162 Army Air Corps officers defied their commanders. When the black aviators entered the whites only officers' club, they were arrested.
For information on the book "Mutiny at Freeman Field" click here.
To download a .pdf of the Freeman Field Mutiny to your computer click here.
The CAF Red Tail Squadron
Triumph Over Adversity
The goal of the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron is to share the inspiring legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first Black Military Pilots and Crew.
CLICK HERE to see the CAF RED TAIL SQUADRON on Facebook.
CLICK HERE to learn more of the History of the Tuskegee Airmen at the RED TAIL SQUADRON'S BLOG.
Ford Creates Tuskegee Airmen Inspired Mustang
What makes this Mustang GT unique is the paint scheme influenced by the aircraft flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, the fighter squadron comprised of African-American pilots famous for their red-tailed Mustangs. The Red Tails Edition Mustang GT features a unique, polished-aluminum nonproduction paint with Race Red and School Bus Yellow accents, as well as markings unique to the Tuskegee Airmen as part of the 332nd Fighter Group.
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