Tuskegee airmen honored

 

The Tuskegee Airmen were America’s first African-American fighter pilots and they trained in segregated units during World War II.  Today sixty-three of these pilots will be given honorary degrees from Tuskegee University:

The event recognizes the Tuskegee Airmen’s exemplary combat performance during World War II, which included the destruction of 260 enemy aircraft while not losing a single bomber to enemy fire in more than 200 combat missions, a record unmatched by any other fighter group.

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