Brown Bag Lunch - The Tuskegee Airmen

Dates: October 7, 2019

Meets: M from 12:20 PM to 1:20 PM

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160

No Fee: $0.00


Please note: this course requires membership in *OLLI Membership Dues 2019-2020

Dr. Daniel Haulman, Chief, Organizational Histories Branch, Air Force Historical Research Agency

This presentation summarizes the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black pilots in American military service, who trained at airfields in the Tuskegee, Alabama, area and some of whom went on to fly combat missions in Italy. They are best known for their bomber escort missions while flying red-tailed P-51 fighters, hence their nickname, "Red Tails." The presentation covers other aspects of their story, including their training in the United States and their civil rights struggles in various states, but it will also debunk some falsehoods about their combat performance, such as the "never lost a bomber" myth.

Monday, October 7
12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Fee: $0.00

Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160


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