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Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II /

Moye, J. Todd (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0195386558
  • ISBN: 9780195386554
  • Physical Description: vii, 241 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-231) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: "This is where you ride" -- The use of Negro manpower in war -- The Black Eagles take flight -- The experiment -- Combat on several fronts -- The trials of the 477th -- Integrating the Air Force -- Epilogue: "Let's make it a holy crusade all around".
Subject: African American air pilots History
World War, 1939-1945 African Americans
World War, 1939-1945 Participation, African American
World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Europe
World War, 1939-1945 Regimental histories United States
United States. Army Air Forces African American troops
World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American
United States. Army Air Forces. Composite Group, 477th.
United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Squadron, 99th.
United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 332nd.

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Freedom Flyers : The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
Freedom Flyers : The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
by Moye, J. Todd
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Freedom Flyers : The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

As the country's first African American military pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen fought in World War II on two fronts: against the Axis powers in the skies over Europe and against Jim Crow racism and segregation at home. Although the pilots flew more than 15,000 sorties and destroyed more than 200German aircraft, their most far-reaching achievement defies quantification: delivering a powerful blow to racial inequality and discrimination in American life. In this inspiring account of the Tuskegee Airmen, historian J. Todd Moye captures the challenges and triumphs of these brave pilots in their own words, drawing on more than 800 interviews recorded for the National Park Service's Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project. Denied the right to fullyparticipate in the U.S. war effort alongside whites at the beginning of World War II, African Americans - spurred on by black newspapers and civil rights organizations such as the NAACP - compelled the prestigious Army Air Corps to open its training programs to black pilots, despite the objectionsof its top generals. Thousands of young men came from every part of the country to Tuskegee, Alabama, in the heart of the segregated South, to enter the program, which expanded in 1943 to train multi-engine bomber pilots in addition to fighter pilots. By the end of the war, Tuskegee Airfield hadbecome a small city populated by black mechanics, parachute packers, doctors, and nurses. Together, they helped prove that racial segregation of the fighting forces was so inefficient as to be counterproductive to the nation's defense. Freedom Flyers brings to life the legacy of a determined, visionary cadre of African American airmen who proved their capabilities and patriotism beyond question, transformed the armed forces - formerly the nation's most racially polarized institution - and jump-started the modern struggle forracial equality.
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