Tuskegee Airmen Chronology

The Tuskegee Airmen also known as “Red Tails” for the fighter pilots are a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. These fighter pilots formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps (United States Army Air Forces after 20 June 1941).

The Tuskegee Airmen who were the first all-African-American aviators for the United States armed forces had to fight in a racially segregated military. Against all obstacles and doubts that black aviators were inferior the Tuskegee Airmen trained and stood out amongst the other fight pilot groups. This distinguished group of brave men served our country with great honor and valor.

Historians have begun to uncover more accurate information concerning the Tuskegee Airmen through their research. Dr. Daniel L. Haulman the Chief, Organizational History Division, at the Air Force Historical Research Agency has written a series of documents based on new research to give the correct information about the prestigious Tuskegee Airmen. To truly honor the lives and the accomplishments of these brave men it is important that the correct information be utilized.

Did you know the City of Gary along with the Gary /Chicago International Airport Authority recently dedicated an $11.6 million bypass in the honor of Quentin P. Smith former Tuskegee Airmen and Gary community leader? The Quentin P. Smith Tuskegee Airman Memorial Bridge is a RDA funded project and is a part of the development of the Gary/Chicago Airport $166 million runway expansion.


Here you will find two .pdf documents that will give the Chronology of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Click here to download the full Tuskegee Airmen Chronology .pdf.


Click here to download the Tuskegee Airmen Chronology Abridged .pdf

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