BUCHOLTZ C.: 332nd Fighter Group - Tuskegee Airmen
CALDWELL D.: Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich, War Diary, 1942 - 1945
HAULMAN D. L.: TUSKEGEE AIRMEN CHRONOLOGY
HAULMAN D. L.: THE TWELVE GREATEST AIR BATTLES OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
HAULMAN D. L.: NINE MYTHS ABOUT THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
OLYNYK F. J.: USAAF (Mediterranean Theater) Credits for the destruction of enemy aircraft in ait-to-air
combat, World War 2
PORUBA T., VLADAŘ J.: Messerschmitt Bf 109s of KG(J) 6
SCHUCK W.: Luftwaffe Eagle, From the Me 109 to the Me 262
ŠÍLA M., KACHA P., RADDOCK G.: Luftwaffe victories in 1945; Reich, Western and Eastern Front (March 1945)
TILLMAN B: Forgotten Fifteenth
Photo: Clarence Huntly via Jerry Whiting.
Despite very difficult circumstances, the pilots from Tuskegee
were able to leave their mark on American air power. In the post
war years, the policy of racial segregation within military units
was abandoned and many Tuskegee airmen continued to serve on
combat aircraft. One such person was former 332nd Fighter Group
CO Benjamin O. Davis, who flew F-86s in Korea while commanding
the 51st Fighter Wing, and would go on to be a Four-Star General.
Ninety-three-year-old Harry Stewart pays tribute to his murdered friend Walter Manning during the unveiling
of a memorial plaque at Vogler Air Base in Austria on April 3rd, 2018. American author Jerry Whiting helped
arrange Stewart's trip to Europe.
Photo: Toni Frissell, Library of Congress
Walter P. Manning was rejected for military service because of
a hammer toe, but used his savings to pay for surgery to repair
his toe so that he could enlist. He was awarded with Air Medal
for heroism with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, European–African–Middle
Eastern Campaign Medal, Purple Heart a Congressional Gold
Medal (posthumously in 2007).
Tuskegee airman standing on an airfield, looking at Mustangs, Ramitelli, Italy.
INFO Eduard - June 2021