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red tails squadron. Written And Composed By: Evan C Moffitt . The “Red Tails” Squadron official name is “The Tuskegee Airmen”. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American MILITARY aviator fighter pilots in the United States Armed Forces.

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red tails squadron
red tails squadron

Written And Composed By: Evan C Moffitt

The “Red Tails” Squadron official name is “The Tuskegee Airmen”

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American MILITARY aviator fighter pilots in the United States Armed Forces

who are the tuskegee airmen and why are they important
Who are the Tuskegee airmen and why are they important?

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first unit of African American MILITARY aviators in the United States Armed Forces

The importance of the Tuskegee Airmen was high for most bomber pilots after seeing what the Red tails could do

The Tuskegee Airmen lost none but a few bomber pilots over the course of their service but lots lost their lives.

  • African Americans were very “segregated” at this time. Originally the bomber pilots they escorted disliked them because they were “colored”.
what was the red tails roll in world war two
What was the red tails roll in world war two?

The Red Tails Roll Was to be a bomber escort

A bomber escort is a group of fighter aircraft that protected the bombers

The group was called the Red Tails because of the easily identifiable red markings on the stabilizers, propeller cone, and the tips of the wings, And the red tailed hawk is an American bird of prey so you can see the connection.

  • The Red Tails bomber escorting routine was terrific, They “danced their way through the bombers like angels” –Bomber Pilot
where did the tuskegee airmen get their name
Where did theTuskegee airmen get their name?

The Tuskegee Airmen got their name because they trained and were stationed mainly in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

Their training center in Tuskegee Alabama Was called Moton Field

what aircraft did the red tails fly
What aircraft did the red tails fly?

The aircraft used by the Red Tails is a P-51C Mustang

what weaponry did the p 51c mustang have
What weaponry did the p-51c mustang have?

The P-51C Mustang’s weaponry is six 50 caliber M2 Browning Machine Gun

who lead the tuskegee airmen
Who lead the Tuskegee airmen?

The leader of The Tuskegee Airmen Was Colonel Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

The Tuskegee Airmen’s more official “title” was the 332 Fighter Group

what else makes the tuskegee airmen important
What else makes The Tuskegee Airmen important?

The whole of The Tuskegee Airmen’s Service they only lost a few bombers, 95 distinguished crosses were awarded, 3 distinguished unit citations awarded, 1 known silver star, 14 bronze stars And 8 purple stars. This is a big Achievement because most thought that African Americans couldn’t But they did it.

what are purple hearts
What are Purple Hearts?

Purple Heart Awards Are Given To any American Veteran Who was Injured or killed during service.

Purple heart are one of the oldest military awards still given in America today.

what are bronze and silver stars
What are bronze and silver stars?

Bronze stars are awarded for Meritorious heroism in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Silver Stars Are awarded for gallantry and Bravery During Combat.

what are crosses and unit citations
What are crosses and unit citations?

Crosses are The second highest U.S. Military award.

Unit Citations are awarded for Extraordinary Heroism.

are any tuskegee airmen still alive
Are Any Tuskegee Airmen Still Alive?

As Of December 2010 roughly 58 were still alive, so probably not very many.

bibliography
Bibliography

http://www.armedforcesmueseum.com

http://www.wikipedia.org

http://www.answers.yahoo.com

http://www.redtail.org

http://www.wiki.answers.com

http://www.aviationartstore.com

http://www.google.co.uk

the end thank you for your attention
The end! Thank you for your attention

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