Tuskegee Airmen, 1st Edition

  • Barry M. Stentiford
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  • ISBN-10: 0313386854
  • ISBN-13: 9780313386855
  • DDC: 940.54
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 223 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Although the idea of black fighter pilots during World War II had powerful opponents, such as Secretary of War Henry Stimson, it also had powerful supporters, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Interestingly, many black leaders and civil rights organizations opposed the creation of separate African American fighter and bomber squadrons, fearing that such units would further entrench military segregation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Tuskegee Airmen Time Line.
1: A Legacy to Build on.
2: The Experiment.
3: Deployment.
4: The Tuskegee Airmen Meet the Challenge.
5: A Separate Black Air Force.
6: Dangerous Enemies.
Afterword: The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Short Biographies of Key Figures.
Primary Documents.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.