Today’s United States military allows the aviation field to be filled regardless of gender or race the courageous military of today has not always been so open-minded nor understand. In 1925, an Army War College study came to the conclusion that blacks would never have what it takes to fly aircraft of any type because they lacked intelligence and were cowardly under combat conditions.  The 1925 Army War College study of “Negroes in combat” had also said that negroes…...
Manzanar in CA – loss of $ & property – 100th Battalion – “Purple Heart” Battalion – 442nd Regimental Combat Team – fought in Italy, France, Germany – Most decorated combat unit in US history for proportion of length of service – “Buddha Heads” – Most Japanese-Americans served as soldiers in Europe while interpreters and such went to the Pacific – obvious racism/discrimination Minority group most adversely affected by Washington DC’s wartime policies was – Japanese-Americans Internment – costs –…...
Farewell To ManzanarHistoryTuskegee AirmenWarWinston Churchill
Being the very first of anything is never ever simple, especially when you are representing an entire race. Understanding this, it was tough for the Tuskegee Airmen, a.k.a. Red Tails for the red mark on the tail of their airplane, to participate in The second world war as the first African-American pilots in history. They served from 1943-1945, collecting magnificent records and making great respect for their performance. But most importantly, the Red Tails helped attain equivalent rights for African-Americans.…...
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