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.
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
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.
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 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
The aircraft used by the Red Tails is a P-51C Mustang
The P-51C Mustang’s weaponry is six 50 caliber M2 Browning Machine Gun
The leader of The Tuskegee Airmen Was Colonel Benjamin O. Davis Jr.
The Tuskegee Airmen’s more official “title” was the 332 Fighter Group
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.
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.
Bronze stars are awarded for Meritorious heroism in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Silver Stars Are awarded for gallantry and Bravery During Combat.
Crosses are The second highest U.S. Military award.
Unit Citations are awarded for Extraordinary Heroism.
As Of December 2010 roughly 58 were still alive, so probably not very many.
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