Aviation Elite Units 24, 332nd Fighter Group - Tuskegee AirmenOsprey Publishing Description:
Author: Chris Bucholtz, Illustrated by: Jim Laurier
Osprey Publishing | January 30, 2007 | ISBN-10: 1846030447 | 128 Pages | Pdf | 96.2 MB
The USAAF's Tuskegee Experiment, designed to prove that African-Americans were not capable of flying combat aircraft, resulted in the creation of one of the USAAF's elite units. Commanded by Col Bejamin O Davis, the 332nd were able to boast 111 aerial kills, 150 strafing victories and even the sinking of a German destroyer by the war's end. The group were both feared and respected by the Germans, who called them the 'Schwartze Voglemenschen' (Black Birdmen), and this book reveals the true story of the unit who rose above discrimination to achieve elite status.