Tuskegee Airmen Achievements

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The Tuskegee Airmen and their Achievements The Tuskegee Airmen or the “Red Tails” were an all-African American Squadron during WWII. During and after the war, their reputation soared and surpassed their white comrades because of their aggressive fighting style and also because they have “never lost a bomber in combat”. When the idea of an all-black squadron was proposed, no one wanted to entertain the idea. After First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt flew with the African-American squadron, she advocated for their right to fight for and serve the nation during WWII. Because of their exceptional skills, the Airmen have never lost a bomber; setting a record that still stands tall to this very day. The Tuskegee Airmen were branded as one of the best there is as they fought to protect and serve the United States because of their extraordinary achievements. For a time, the USAF or the Air Force as…show more content…
The African-American Aviators displayed respect, courage and discipline as she toured the institute. Eager to ride in one of the planes, she requested that one of the Tuskegee Airmen take her up for an enjoyable flight. Thought the Secret Service urged her not to go, she ignored their requests and agreed that instructor Charles A. Anderson would take her up over the skies of Alabama. What was supposed to be a fun flight with the First Lady turned into a proving grounds for Mrs. Roosevelt. It proved that African-Americans had what it took to pilot an aircraft just as well as a white pilot did. Impressed by the professionalism displayed by her pilot, Mrs. Roosevelt advocated for the African-American pilots rights to help assist the U.S and the Air Corps in WWII. By speaking directly to her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she was able to convince him to allow the Tuskegee Airmen into battle over the North Africa (Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tuskegee Airmen,

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