The Legacy of The Tuskegee Airmen

The Legacy of The Tuskegee Airmen

10 Feb 2016

7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Located at: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Davis Auditorium

Wednesday evening, February 10, at 7 PM at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Davis Auditorium in Prescott, The Legacy of The Tuskegee Airmen is presented by Bill Norwood.  Captain Norwood, the first black pilot hired by United Airlines and a member of the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, served in the U. S. Air Force.  He is presenting the story of the challenges, adversity, and triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen.  Known as the “Red Tails” for the red paint pattern on their P-51 Mustangs during World War II when they served as fighter pilots protecting heavy bombers in U. S. missions over Europe, these pioneer men proved their abilities and paved the way for others to follow in aviation careers.  In March 2007, President George W. Bush presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen to honor them for their outstanding service.

For more information about this free, public Aviation History Program recognizing Black History Month, telephone professor Nick Manderfield at 928-777-6985.

Event Category:
Cost: Free Event; Free Parking Everyone Welcome
Organization: Aviation History Program ERAU

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