Wings Over Miami continues to celebrate special individuals in history with the visit of the Tuskegee Airmen traveling exhibit and the arrival of the Texas Raiders, a B-17 Flying Fortress, March 24-27 at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB). [Read more…]
DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, distributed 178 of its RISE ABOVE Resource Kits to schools in honor of Black History Month.
Schools in 39 states received the kits that are designed for teachers and youth leaders to educate students about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. [Read more…]
The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, recently participated in a flyover of San Antonio as part of an air show and open house at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA).
The flyover, which included a red tailed P-51C Mustang and a red tailed T-1A Jayhawk, paid tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. [Read more…]
The Tuskegee Airmen were recently recognized for their courage and valor in combat, as they helped pave the way for racial integration in the armed services, by receiving the 2014 Omar N. Bradley “Spirit of Independence Award” in a ceremony held at the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. Representing the Tuskegee Airmen at the ceremony were Homer Hogues and Calvin Spann, according to a report at Military.com.
On Friday, May 23, Hiram Mann was laid to rest. After 92 years his body had given all it had to give.
He was my friend. I’m sorry to say I was not at the ceremony with his family, his illustrious peers, and others who witnessed a U.S Air Force honor guard attending to his interment. Rather, I was a thousand miles away attending the wedding of my son. It was a wonderful wedding, but I must admit, Hiram was on my mind the whole time. He was not your average, everyday, run-of-the-mill kind of guy.
If you ever find yourself searching for an example of how one man can make a profound and lasting difference in the world, consider Hiram’s life as proof.
Referred to as the Father of Black Aviation, Chief Flight Instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen, C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, has been immortalized on a stamp.
ORLANDO, Fla. — On Monday, Nov. 11, Mike McKenzie, founder of Vision of Flight, hopes to give some long overdue recognition to a group of African-American World War II pilots. Known as the Red Tail Pilots, these Tuskegee Airmen played a quintessential role in U.S. aviation history in spite of the racial discrimination they faced at the time. While the Tuskegee Airmen were collectively awarded a Gold Medal by Congress at a 2007 ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, the Red Tail Pilots have yet to receive such an honor.