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glemon
08-02-2018, 09:29 PM
Best generation indeed, don't usually post links to stories, but this one is a pretty good read https://jalopnik.com/from-tuskegee-airman-to-racing-godfather-jim-barbour-i-1827971866

NutmegCT
08-02-2018, 09:41 PM
That is *quite* a story. Thanks for posting.

One of the Tuskegee airmen lived just down the road from me. Oh, the stories he could tell - many of which weren't all that uplifting. After WW2 he returned to the States. He's in uniform. Another passenger on the DC-3 says "Boy, carry my bags".

Wow.

Tom M.

glemon
08-02-2018, 10:20 PM
One of the Tuskegee Airmen was a teacher at my high school, I was too young and fixated on cars and girls to recognize the significance then, would have/should have thanked him for his service and would have loved to have heard his story.

NutmegCT
08-03-2018, 06:58 AM
Bertram Wilson, 1921-2002.

https://advance.uconn.edu/2002/020722/02072209.htm

DrEntropy
08-03-2018, 03:40 PM
Grew up hearing tales of them, my Old Man held them in high regard.

Silverghost
08-06-2018, 09:28 AM
When Red Tails was released a few years back, they held a special screening here in Chicago and several surviving members were in attendance. We had a chance to speak with a few of them after the movie and thank them for their service.

Basil
08-06-2018, 09:50 AM
I have a great movie in my iTunes movie library called "Red Tails." Great movie!

PAUL161
08-06-2018, 01:14 PM
I bought the same one on DVD, so far I guess I've watched it 4 or 5 times! I also have another called, "The Tuskegee Airmen". Like both of them. :encouragement:

Basil
08-06-2018, 01:25 PM
I bought the same one on DVD, so far I guess I've watched it 4 or 5 times! I also have another called, "The Tuskegee Airmen". Like both of them. :encouragement:

I lost count of how many times I've watched it.

DrEntropy
08-08-2018, 06:06 PM
Alexander "Jeff" Jefferson was shot down and became a German held POW, quite the character too. Career Officer and retired in '69 as a Lt.Col.

Only seen recordings of him but would love to meet him. Now apparently 96!

SaxMan
08-11-2018, 11:14 PM
Today, I was working on a BT-13 that was assigned to Tuskegee Field in World War II. I know that both Charles McGee and Benjamin Davis had in their logbooks that they had flown the plane -- wonder how many others had as well. It was definitely with quite a bit of awe as I worked on the plane knowing it's history.

DrEntropy
08-12-2018, 05:50 PM
Today, I was working on a BT-13 that was assigned to Tuskegee Field in World War II. I know that both Charles McGee and Benjamin Davis had in their logbooks that they had flown the plane -- wonder how many others had as well. It was definitely with quite a bit of awe as I worked on the plane knowing it's history.

What an amazing honor! :thumbsup:

DavidApp
08-13-2018, 12:02 AM
Traveling through Omaha airport on Friday I took a little time to take in the memorial they had to the Tuskegee Airmen.

I had noticed it many times before but had never taken the time to study all the photos and articles on display. A great memorial to that group of Airmen.

David

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waltesefalcon
08-17-2018, 02:55 PM
One of my co-workers wife has this gentleman for an uncle.

https://youtu.be/dOGmOMJHQho