In 1942 the Army Air force opened a training post for colored pilots at Tuskegee Institute. One unit, te332nd Flight Group, flew over 3000 missions and destroyed over 400 enemy planes. USA Postcard reprint.
Members of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ legendary 99th Pursuit Squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen, receive instruction about wind currents from a lieutenant in 1942. The Tuskegee fliers — the nation’s first African American air squadron — served with distinction in the segregated American military.