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     The Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Squadron,  332nd Fighter Group, was the first African-American Airman’s Group in the United States Armed Forces.  It was deployed to Italy in early 1944, and in June 1944, the 332nd began flying bomber escort missions.Proenza Schouler Ikat striped silk blouse shirt US 8 MINT runway 2010New Anthropologie Faithfull Lais Strapless Jumpsuit Linen size XS-S NWT Sold Out NYDJ Women's Plus SZ Marilyn Straight Ankle Jean - Choose SZ colorDuring World War II, the military was still racially segregated, as was much of the federal government.  Consequently, not only did the Tuskegee Airmen endure the risk of being killed, or shot out of the sky, captured and imprisoned in Nazi death-camps, they were constantly subjected to racial discrimination from both within and outside the U.S. military. 

     From 1941 – 1946, 335  Tuskegee Airmen were  deployed overseas, 84 lost their lives. The toll included 68 pilots killed in action or accidents, 12 killed in training and non-combat missions and 32 captured as prisoners of war.  The Tuskegee Airmen flew 1,578 combat missions;Superb Paul Stuart Silky Powder Water Resistant Suit Sz 44R 36X30 UnlinedLIQUETTE HAUT DUNA Elisa Cavaletti ELP185026210 NWT McGUIRE BELLA RIDERS IN THE SKY HIGH-RISE SKINNY SLIT ANKLE JEANS 29179 bomber escort missions; 112 enemy aircraft were destroyed in the air, another 150 on the ground and 148 damaged; 950 rail cars, trucks and other motor vehicles were destroyed (over 600 rail cars); one destroyer was put out of action; and 40 boats and barges were destroyed. Vintage Vivienne Tam Small Ganesh T-Shirt Purple Multi-color Long Sleeve RareNWT PAIGE Sz27 VERDUGO MIDRISE ULTRA SKINNY STRETCH JEANS OPTIC WHITE DESTRUCTED

     On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order aimed at ending racial segregation in the U.S. Armed Forces.  On March 29, 2007, The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor was collectively presented to approximately 300 Tuskegee Airmen or their widows at the U.S. J.CREW COLLECTION BEADED LINEN TOP SIZE 0 WHITE RETAILSt. John Womens Top Size S Sleeveless Snake Print Silk Blend New with tagsAll Night Lace Playsuit NavyCapital rotunda, in Washington, D.C., by President George W. Bush.