Tuskegee Airmen--The Men Who Changed A Nation [NOOK Book]

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Having entered Sicily, the Tuskegee Airmen participated in the most famous battles of the Italian peninsula, including the invasion of Salerno and of Anzio, the battles of Montecassino and of Rome; and then, in Southern France, the Balkans, and finally into Germany?all the while completing their missions with heroic deeds, and fulfilling the goals inherent in their struggle for the right to fight.
Although the hero in the book is the late General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., the ...
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Tuskegee Airmen--The Men Who Changed A Nation

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Overview

Having entered Sicily, the Tuskegee Airmen participated in the most famous battles of the Italian peninsula, including the invasion of Salerno and of Anzio, the battles of Montecassino and of Rome; and then, in Southern France, the Balkans, and finally into Germany—all the while completing their missions with heroic deeds, and fulfilling the goals inherent in their struggle for the right to fight.
Although the hero in the book is the late General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., the authors also present the stories of other soldiers—those who lost their lives in that tremendous conflict. The battles brought the races together, mixing the blood of all men and women—their lives on the line. Their achievement? Dead or alive, they consecrated their first goal—the attainment of a complete lasting integration of the United States Armed Forces and, secondly, the integration of the entire nation.
The crowning glory to this attainment can be seen in the many important positions held by Black American men and women in every Service and every Branch of government, including the Presidency of the United States. And the Tuskegee Airmen, in no small measure, have made it all possible!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013193109
  • Publisher: Branden Books (Branden Publishing Company, Inc.)
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 901,324
  • File size: 344 KB

Meet the Author

The late Charles Francis is an original Tuskegee Airmen; he wrote the first history of the black pilots. As a boy, Adolph Caso saw them fight.
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  • Posted March 14, 2012

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    I personally knew one of the airmen!

    He was all of 22 years when he was awarded the DFC. He was a very quiet young man (I now know why) and never, ever mentioned his life as a Tuskegee Airman. Although I was in their home so often as a young child and teenager (in the '40s), I never knew of his exploits and only learned of them a few years ago. I am so proud of him, even if so much later in life and to have known him personally. The movie "Red Tails", produced by George Lucas, is their story and is worthy of being seen. Heroes who endured so much ignominy before serving so well at what they were trained to do. For the ignominy alone, they were heroes. I tear up when I think of "Charlie" receiving the same medal first awarded to Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh. God rest your soul, Charlie. If only you knew your story was being told in theaters across the land and in books such as this one.
    And may God bless you for being so humble and for never seeking praise. We never knew. But you are being highly honored publicly....now. And we thank you....belatedly

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