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Squadron, the 332nd Fighter Group, and the 477th
Bombardment Group. Their remarkable achievements at home and overseas destroyed stereotypes and helped to bring about the eventual integration of the United States military. Under the harsh restrictions of segregation, the African-Americans both trained and served together, and in this forced isolation, developed unbreakable bonds .
Posted December 17, 1999
Lynn Homan and Thomas Reilly have put together an excellent, exciting, comprehensive, and extremely valuable contribution to the collection of the lore of the Tuskegee Airmen. Without any doubt, it is by far the most complete photographic study of these 20th century American heroes. This is American history at its best. The book does an excellent job of describing what the authors have described as the Tuskegee Experience which was comprised not just of the pilots that flew to distinction in Europe during World War II. Mechanics, armorers, the band, women; fifteen people were required to keep one combat fighter pilot in the air. Is this a good read? You bet it is. A finely crafted introduction expertly sets the stage for the almost two hundred photographs in the book. Each photographic caption tells an enlightening and well-researched story. If you read only one book on the subject, The Tuskegee Airmen by Lynn Homan and Thomas Reilly is the one to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.