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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2013
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- African-Americans in the Military @ United States Department of Defense
- African-Americans in Military History: Tuskegee Airmen @ USAF Maxwell AFB
Bibliography of books, documents & periodical articles.
- The Air Force Integrates by Alan L. Gropman
Office of Air Force History
United States Air Force
Washington D.C. 1985
- America's Black Air Pioneers, 1900-1939
Focus on pre-history leading up to the Tuskegee Airmen.
Air Command and Staff College
Maxwell AFB, AL 1988
- Blacks in the Army Air Forces During World War II: The Problems of Race Relations by Alan M. Osur
Office of Air Force History
U. S. Air Force
Washington, D.C., 1986
- Chronological Table of Tuskegee Airmen who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross @ Air Force
Arranged by date of Action for which it was awarded. Researcher: Dr. Daniel L. Haulman
- Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen
PUBLIC LAW 109–213—APR. 11, 2006
- Employment of Negro Troops by Ulysses Lee
Center of Military History
Washington, D.C., 2000
- Factsheets: Tuskegee Airmen @ Air Force Historical Studies Office
"Those air crew and ground crew personnel associated with black flying units of the Army Air Forces (AAF) during World War II are known as the Tuskegee Airmen."
- Flying for freedom, Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails @ Altus Air Force Base
"Many soldiers in the Air Force and military have heard of the Tuskegee Airmen. To the U.S. Army Air Corps bombers over the skies of Germany, during World War II, they were more fondly known as the Red Tailed Angels sent to protect them from the Luftwaffe fighter aircraft."
- Legends of Tuskegee Online Exhibit @ National Park Service
"Who are the Legends of Tuskegee and what do they have in common? Booker Taliafero Washington, George Washington Carver and the Tuskegee Airmen all came to Tuskegee and created their own legends. Tuskegee is more than a town located in Macon County, Alabama. It is an idea and an ideal. It was a bold experiment and a site of major African-American achievements for over 100 years."
- Realizing the Dream of Flight: Biographical Essays in Honor of the Centennial of Flight, 1903-2003
Chapter 6: "Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.: American Hero" by Alan L. Gropman
NASA History Division
Washington, DC 2005
- Tuskagee (Weather) Airmen: Black Meteorologists in World War II
AirPower History Summer 2006
- Tuskegee Airmen (Magazine Article)
By Col. Alan L. Gropman, USAF (Ret.)
AIR FORCE MAGAZINE
v. 79, no. 3 (March 1996), pg. 52-56
- Tuskegee Airmen @ National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
"During World War II, the U.S. military was racially segregated. Reflecting American society and law at the time, most black soldiers and sailors were restricted to labor battalions and other support positions. An experiment in the U.S. Army Air Forces, however, showed that given equal opportunity and training, African-Americans could fly in, command and support combat units as well as anyone."
- Tuskegee Airmen @ National Park Service
"In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in U.S. military history over the past 300 years."
- Tuskegee Airmen @ Tuskegee University
- Tuskegee Airmen @ U.S. Air Force
"The Tuskegee Airman were an elite group of African-American pilots in the 1940s."
- Tuskegee Airmen Chronology by Dr. Daniel L. Haulman @ Air Force
Air Force Historical Research Agency
Expanded Edition: 23 December 2010
- Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site @ National Park Service
"In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen. Come share their experience as depicted at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site."
- Tuskegee Airmen Soared to New Heights @ U. S. Army
"The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is one of defying the odds, overcoming racism, and performing superbly in combat. All the personnel in this outstanding unit were African-American, from the ground crew to the combat pilots."