Cover image for Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
Title:
Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
Author:
Moye, J. Todd.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
vii, 241 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
As the country's first African American military pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen fought in World War II on two fronts: against the Axis powers in the skies over Europe and against Jim Crow racism and segregation at home. Although the pilots flew more than 15,000 sorties and destroyed more than 200 German aircraft, their most far-reaching achievement defies quantification: delivering a powerful blow to racial inequality and discrimination in American life.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: This is where you sit -- The use of Negro manpower in war -- The Black Eagles take flight -- The experiment -- Combat on several fronts -- The trials of the 477th -- Integrating the Air Force -- Epilogue: Let's make it a holy crusade all around.
ISBN:
9780195386554
Format :
Book