Tag It Tuesday! Tuskegee Airmen

You’ve probably heard that “Red Tails,” a movie spotlighting the first African American military aviators,  is now showing at a theater near you.   Widely known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the pilots were part of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 332nd Fighter and 477th Bombardment Groups.   But you don’t have to go to the movies to learn more about their story!  Just come to the National Archives!

Interested in the Tuskegee Airmen, the planes they flew, or the missions they were involved in?  Then get tagging!  For images relating to the Tuskegee Airman, please click here.

"Pilots of a U.S. Army Air Forces fighter squadron, credited with shooting down 8 of the 28 German planes destroyed in dogfights over the new Allied beachheads south of Rome, on Jan. 27, talk over the day's exploits at a U.S. base in the Mediterranean theater. Negro members of this squadron, veterans of the North African and Sicilian campaigns, were formerly classmates at a university in the southern U.S.", 02/1944

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