Flight computer of Tuskegee Airman Fenton Sands
Family of Fenton Sands
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Washington, DC
Pilots used manual flight computers to plot their routes. This dead-reckoning flight computer belonged to original Tuskegee Airman Dr. Fenton B. Sands. Sands was a First Lieutenant Navigator-Bombardier with the 617th Bombardment Squadron of the 477th Composite Group. He was a member of the very first 22 black navigator-bombardiers.