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Incredible Images of the Tuskegee Airmen | First African-American Military Pilots
Founded in 1940, the Tuskegee Airmen was the first black fighter air group. Formed from the 332nd Fighter Group, it served in the European Theater of WWII.
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Tuskegee Airmen P-47 Thunderbolt
Capt. Benjamin O. Davis, one of two black line officers in the U.S. Army, was chosen to lead the all-black 99th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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In the Presence of Greatness: Montford Point Marines Jackson, Inge & Reavis
True heroism. You can see it in their hands, brown and weathered. Their long fingers, slightly bent from the weight of the load they've had to carry. It's in their faces too, which exemplify a quiet dignity, and in their eyes, which glisten like gems from beneath the Pacific. An homage perhaps, to their time in Hawaii, Saipan, Guam and Okinawa. The crevices that line their faces and their somber, knowing smiles reveal a measure of the life they've lived.
In March 1945, Toni Frissell took more than 280 photographs of the "Tuskegee Airmen," the elite, all-African American 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli, Italy. The group was commanded by Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr, who later became the first three-star general in the Air Corps. They earned more than 744 Air Medals and Clusters, more than 100 Flying Crosses, 14 Bronze Stars, eight Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Legion of Merit. Frissell was the first professional photographer permitted to…
A bevy of stylish African-American Beauties, 1941. Photographed by Charles “Teenie” Harris.
The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy. Throughout US history untill the end of WorldWar I, the Navy had enlisted African American for general service,they were barred from joining from 1919-1932. In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order (8802) that prohibited racial discrimination by by Karen Barber
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Benjamin O. Davis Sr., soldier who became the first black general in the U.S. Army. He was promoted to Brigadier General by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. During World War II, he headed a special unit charged with safeguarding the status and morale of black soldiers in the army, and he served in the European theatre as a special adviser on race relations. He retired in 1948 after 50 years of service.
First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.
That makes a lot of sense. In fact, it's gotten worse. Our military sent some troops in without the equipment they need, such as Kelvar vests. Think they gave a crap. it wasn't their kids. Imagine your family having to purchase one because the military is short handed. If you don't have the money to equip your troops, don't go to war!!!!