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The Tuskegee Airmen were known as the "Red Tailed Angels'' because of the red paint on the propeller & tail of their planes. Approximately 990 men graduated from Tuskegee's pilot training program, and 450 of them were sent overseas for combat assignments.

Just 10 of the famed Tuskegee Airmen—the first African-American military aviators—remain today, and retired Lieutenant Colonel Harry T. Stewart, Jr. is one of them #VEDay75 

Despite a unified war effort, U.S. forces remain segregated. The Tuskegee Airmen, the first black units in the Army Air Corps, fly over 15,000 combat missions and earn over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses during the war, encouraging the integration of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Hilton Carter Jr. was one of the original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, a pioneering group of all-African American airmen who overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II.

Hilton Carter was the crew chief of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War Two and was a decorated Air Force pilot. He passed away in Columbus at the age of 91.

Remembering #VEDay . @RobinRoberts , co-anchor of ABC’s@GMA  and daughter of a member of the #WWII  Tuskegee Airmen, gives thanks as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. #DoDRemembers75  #VEDay7575 

Watch 'Through the Flak: War Stories of the Tuskegee Airmen' at virtual Freep Film Fest

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One of America's last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. Scholarships for quality education. Young leaders. Comfort for mourning Americans. A soldier's reunion with his family. “I tore it up. I was trying to find one page with truth on it. I couldn’t." - Speaker Pelosi

Speaker Pelosi just ripped up: One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller. A service member's reunion with his family. That's her legacy.

Bring out the ? Tuskegee Airman, Col. Charles E. McGee celebrates his 100th birthday at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The Ohio native is one of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen. #DoDRemembers75 

Dear Alabama, Remember the best of yourselves. You've done it before. Selma marches. Montgomery bus boycott. Birmingham bombing activists. Tuskegee airmen fighting for this country. Rise again. Polls open until 7pm. For complaints or questions: 866-OUR-VOTE.

The Tuskegee Airmen bravely fought enemies abroad & racism at home. Our nation is forever grateful for their heroism, fighting for the values of America: equality, justice & opportunity. #BlackHistoryMonth 

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Charles McGee is one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen and a true American hero! General McGee and his great-grandson, Iain Lanphier, attended #SOTU  as guests of President@realDonaldTrump  and @FLOTUS .

Pelosi didn’t just shred the President’s speech, she ripped apart the inspiring stories of American heroes, such as: -4th grader Janiyah, recipient of an opportunity scholarship -Ellie Schneider, born at just under 22 wks -Charles McGee, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen

World War II pilot Robert Friend, one of the last original members of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 99.

The Tuskegee Airmen risked their lives for this country at a time when black men and women faced systematic racism and discrimination. We owe them all a debt of gratitude this #BlackHistoryMonth 

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