Tuskegee Airmen-A Salute to The "RED TAILS"

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the Army Air Corps to form an all-Negro flying unit in 1940. The Air Corps opened a new training base
at the Tuskegee Institute in central Alabama in order to train the Negro pilots needed for the new squadron. As a result the 99th. Pursuit Squadron was created. In the spring of 1941 the first African-American enlisted men began training to become mechanics and the first thirteen candidates entered pilot training.


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