Tuskegee Airman

GETTY IMAGES: Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and marched with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 93. His wife, Amelia Montgomery, said he died of natural causes Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospice care facility. He had lived in Harlem until he […]

Seventy-five years ago, a group of men made history. Those men were the Tuskegee Airmen. Today, they are being celebrated for their achievements in a ceremony at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee, Alabama and at a VIP Reception at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa in Montgomery, Alabama. The men, officially the […]

Continuing a legacy of courage and commitment to issues of social justice and equality, the Tuskegee Airmen in 1978 created a fund aimed at providing scholarships for deserving students, the financially challenged, as well as the children of servicemen.  These undergraduate scholarships serve to supplement the heavy financial burden of freshmen students entering college and are offered without regard to […]

On February 19th 1942….The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during World War II. source: blackfacts.com

Thomas H. Mayfield, one of the original Tuskegee Airman and township resident for more than 40 years, has died. Mayfield died Friday of natural causes, his family said Saturday. He was 95. The retired lieutenant colonel earned distinction as one of the first black aviators in the U.S. armed forced and served in World War […]

George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks games, has died at age 88. His wife, Doris, confirmed Monday that he died early Sunday morning in Seattle. Hickman was one of the country’s first black military pilots and ground crew members who fought in […]

The Tuskegee Airmen exhibit has a new and upgraded home in a museum at a central Georgia Air Force base. The Telegraph of Macon reports  that the museum recently completed the move of the Tuskegee exhibit from Hangar One to the World War II hangar in the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base […]

Organizers of New York City’s Veterans Day Parade say actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will ride on a float with members of the Tuskegee Airmen. Gooding stars in an upcoming movie called “Red Tails,” about the legendary airmen, America’s first black fighter pilot group in World War II. The United War Veterans Council announced Monday the […]