Tuskegee Airmen symposium set

A Tuskegee Airmen Symposium will be held at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.

The event is free to museum members and included in the price of regular admission for non-members. General admission tickets may be purchased online at PacificAviationMuseum.org. For more information call 808-441-1007.

The Red Tail documentary film will be shown. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Dorothy Goldsborough, University of Hawaii professor and wife of a Tuskegee Airman, and former Tuskegee Airman Phillip Baham. MSgt Chandra Mark, president of the newly formed TIA Hawaii organization, will give updates on the Hawaii chapter, the Artis-Baham-Goldsborough Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

A panel discussion will follow, with Goldsborough, Baham, and Lt. Col. Brian Hill, the commander of the 99th Air Refueling Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II, were the first African American military aviators in the United States military. Initially equipped with Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, the group also flew Bell P-39 Airacobras, Republic P-47 Thunderbolts, and North American P-51 Mustangs.

For more information: 808-441-1000 or PacificAviationMuseum.org 

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