The Tuskegee Airmen
Heroes of Black History
Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American flying unit in the US military, were some of the most decorated servicemen of the Army Air Forces during World War II. Trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, these courageous men flew more than 1,500 missions. This stirring book describes the fight to allow African Americans to serve as pilots, the training the men received, and some of the most exciting missions and sorties the unit faced. Not only did these exceptional soldiers fight the Axis powers, they fought prejudice and discrimination at home.