Like many of those that went on to become pilots with the famed Tuskegee Airmen, Vernon Hopson dreamed of flying from a young age, even though he had never had the chance to go up in an airplane. Because of the deep divides of racism that still blanketed the country, […]
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Although the Tuskegee Airmen earned their namesake because of the groundbreaking training of the first black military pilots at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, the training of black pilots and support crew (collectively all known as Tuskegee Airmen) took place at several additional locations around the US, including Texas, Kentucky, […]
Rosemary Crockett, PhD, was born into Tuskegee Airmen history. She is the second of four children born to Daisy and Woodrow Crockett. Her father was a pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group. During WWII, Lt Col Crockett flew 149 missions – including the historic bombing of Berlin in March 1944 […]
In a historic moment that included the recognition of the Tuskegee Airmen, the United States Air Force recently held a ceremony to mark the reactivation of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Group (AEG). The group is a direct descendent of the 332nd Fighter Group of WWII, known as the legendary Red […]
“It is a discouraging fact that officers of the Army Air Force, whose scientific achievements are unsurpassed, and whose scientific skill is unquestioned in mechanical matters and in many personnel matters, should generally approach the problem of races and minorities with the most unscientific dogmatic and arbitrary attitudes…Whether we like […]