By Chris Bucholtz
The USAAC's Tuskegee test, designed to end up that African-Americans weren't able to flying strive against airplane, satirically led to the production of 1 of the USAAF's elite units.Crewed by means of highly-educated and enormously encouraged males, the 99th Fighter Squadron, led by means of Col Benjamin O. Davis (later joined through the one centesimal, 301st, and 302nd FS to shape the 332nd Fighter Group), first flew floor assault missions in P-40s in North Africa and took part within the destruction and give up of Pantelleria, off Sicily. Later, after the unit used to be outfitted with P-51 Mustangs, the 'Redtails' started flying escort missions deep into Germany. The unit scoreboard boasted 111 aerial kills (including a number of Me 262 jets), one hundred fifty strafing victories, 950 cars and railway rolling inventory destroyed, and the sinking of a German destroyer by way of war's finish. the gang have been either feared and revered through the Germans, who known as them the "Schwartze Voglemenschen" (Black Birdmen), and respected by way of others because the "Black Red-tail Angels", partially due to their precise red-tailed airplane, and in part simply because they by no means misplaced a bomber below escort to enemy assault (a feat which was once unequalled by way of the other USAAF fighter staff in international struggle II). The pilots of the 332nd FG characteristic their good fortune to the self-discipline instilled by way of Col Davis, who's reputed to have instructed them, 'If you lose a bomber, do not hassle to come back back.'This publication will display the genuine tale of the unit who rose above discrimination to accomplish elite prestige.
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332nd Fighter Group: Tuskegee Airmen by Chris Bucholtz