Tuskegee Airman Hold Last Reunion

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  1. evangilder

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    They were remarkable people. Hollywood couldn't have written the script and they achieved a massive amount. What always impressed me was their dignity whenever they have appeared in interviews. No bravado or dramatics, just pride, quiet confidence and dignity.
     
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    Yes, I had the opportunity to meet one a few years ago. Nice guy and quite humble. Their record speaks for itself.
     
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    They endured quite a lot to achieve quite a record. Racism from their own side and bullets from the enemy. Were any of them ever captured? I've seen Hart's War, where two of them are shot down and captured by the Germans, but what about real life?

    They're an inspiration, not only for young black people. Well done fellas. :salute:
     
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    Hart's war was kind of interesting. Not what I expected, but I did enjoy it. I don't know if any were captured or not. Good question though. Anyone?
     
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    Eric I believe there are something like 5-6 surviving pilots of this great group in California am I correct ? When I visited Chino last I was hoping that 1-2 were going to attend when they pulled the Me 262 out for the show. Alas ........... nil

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    I'm not sure how many are out here now. That was about 5 years ago and there were 2 or 3 at the show. They were well received and many folks went to talk to them and shake their hands. I was working the gates at the show that year a briefly got to speak to one as he was leaving.
     
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    Salute to those great pilots!
    There were a movie about "Tuskegee Airmen". Anybody remeber the title? "Black Squadron" IMO.
     
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    It was called "Tuskegee Airmen"
     
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    Ok, I found the movie: "The Tuskegee Airmen" (from 1995). In Poland it was showed as "The black squadron" - thats why I missed the correct title.
     
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    I hate when they name them differently in different countries. It's a good movie. That one I have yet to get into my DVD collection, but will.
     
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    a fine body of men

    i still need to see that movie.
     
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    I met several of them at the Hawthorne airshow they had around 1992. They were always happy to answer peoples questions. Very friendly bunch of people.

    When they were up next to the P40 or P51 that flew in for the show, you could see their pride!
     
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    Salute them. They did a great job and were at times not appreciated.
     
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    PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA AIR MUSEUM IS HOSTING A PRESENTATION BY SOME TUSKEGEE AIRMEN 4/22/06.
    THE EXPLOITS OF THIS GROUP OF BRAVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AIRMEN ARE LEGEND AND THIER SUCCESS NOTHING SHORT OF PHENOMENAL. FEW ARE STILL ALIVE TODAY, BUT SOME WILL BE HERE TO PASS ON THEIR STORIES. A FLIGHT DEMO WILL FOLLOW.
     
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    J.W. welcome aboard ! will you be attending the show for the red-tails ?

    Erich
     
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    Met one of them years ago when one was a guest speaker at our ball.
     
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