The Tuskegee Airmen and the

The Tuskegee Airmen and the "Never Lost a Bomber" Myth

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by Daniel Haulman
     
 
During the first sixty years following World War II, a powerful myth grew up claiming that the Tuskegee Airmen, the only black American military pilots in the war, had been the only fighter escort group never to have lost a bomber to enemy aircraft fire. The myth was enshrined in articles, books, museum exhibits, television programs, and films.

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During the first sixty years following World War II, a powerful myth grew up claiming that the Tuskegee Airmen, the only black American military pilots in the war, had been the only fighter escort group never to have lost a bomber to enemy aircraft fire. The myth was enshrined in articles, books, museum exhibits, television programs, and films.

This article explores how the "never lost a bomber" myth originated and grew, and then refutes it conclusively with careful reference to primary source documents located at the Air Force Historical Research Agency. By piecing together these historical documents, Daniel Haulman not only proves that sometimes bombers under the escort of the Tuskegee Airmen were shot down by enemy aircraft, but when and where those losses occurred, and to which groups they belonged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012914835
Publisher:
NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
233,984
File size:
892 KB

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The Tuskegee Airmen and the Never Lost a Bomber Myth 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tells the truth, even the 332th commander Col Davis admitted that they did lose bombers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont like the book because they really never lost a bomber