The Tuskegee Airmen is the name given to members and support staff of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group. Sometimes known as the Red Tails because they painted the tails of their aircraft red, the Tuskegee Airmen were the first black flying squadron.
Members of the Tuskegee Airmen doing maintenance on a P-40-Warhawk at Selfridge Field.
Members of the Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group attending a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. Members include Hiram E. Mann, Newman C. Golden, Bertram W. Wilson Jr., among others.
A graduation ceremony at Tuskegee University, where the Tuskegee Airmen recieved their namesake.
Capt. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. squadron commander, training with biplanes. Biplanes were cheap and safe for advanced combat maneuvers.
A group of Tuskegee Airmen discussing their combat exploits outside of Rome.
The flight jacket worn by 1st Lt. William Noel Alsbrook during combat over Austria on November 19, 1944. It is currently on display at the U.S. Air Force National Museum.
Tuskegee Airmen doing squats as a part of their regular physical training regimen.
Members of the Tuskegee Airmen in front of a P-51 Mustang.
This image of members of the 332nd Fighter Group was taken in Ramitelli, Italy.