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Tuskegee Airmen Essay

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As I conducted my research on the Tuskegee Airmen, I found several articles that would be very useful in my paper regarding the Tuskegee Airmen. The new found articles will allow me to study and determine the quality of airmanship they had. I would also enlighten me on their missions and how they looked at their own performance. These articles will also help me tell their story of how discrimination impacted there lives. Reading through these articles has helped me better the tell of this awesome story. It gives me dates and times and a list of what really led them to their success in life.
In the first article “The lonely Eagles” by Robert A. Rose, D.D.S. gave me a great insight to who these men really were. The U.S. Air Force Association honored all the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII at the 2008 Air and Space Conference. They gave out lifetime achievement awards to all who were there. Retired Airmen such as Colonel Charles McGhee, Lt. Colonel Walter McCreary and Colonel Elmer Jones were there to share the spotlight they deserved. They left a lasting legacy to aviators and support personnel. In his book "Lonely Eagles", Dr. Robert A. Rose tells there story of America’s black pilots in World War II. The book is a story of true patriotism, remarkable combat skills. The U.S. Air Force Association express their gratitude and the nation thanks to these heroes for their accomplished and duty's more than 60 ago.
In my second article “The Air Force Integrates" by Alan L. Gropman. The racial integration of negro pilots into the Air Force in WWII to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Alan L. Gropman makes statements that the military desegregated itself, not for moral or political reasons but only to improve the military's effectiveness. He used unpublished records to prove and show that while proceeding, the Air Force integration initially did very little to ensure fair promotion in the ranks of negro airmen or African Americans. He explains how on-post discrimination was , especially in education, entertainment and housing. I have learned that in today's world the military policy have changed, Dramatically changing the number of black officers and senior supervisors in the Air Force.
In my third article “Employment of Negro Troops" by Ulysses Lee, I was able to see how there was a study on negro troop between 1947 and 1951. Lee expressed how the military employed blacks verses whites during that time. Lee goes on to say that the military life was just as hard as the life of a civilian and it got worse before it truly got better.

In my fourth article “Tuskegee Airmen Chronology" by Dr. Daniel L. Haulman. As I read on, I found a paragraph that caught my...

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