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thanks for answering The MustangRider.... but that really doesn't answer the question, not to be rude...
but when it comes to pure flight skill were they the best... is there any unit that is considered more skillful then the tuskeegee airmen
Disagree.agree or disagree
they were better then there white counterparts
How the hell could you possibly say that? on what basis?
Are you trying to say that all other pilots were less skillful on the account of them being white? how racist and backward.
The records would strongly suggest otherwise.
I think there are a few German units that far surpassed them.
Most of them.what units had better records then the tuskegee guys?
but then again, just because you were a high scoring ace doesn't mean you were a better pilot
i mean you can't say Erich Hartmann was a better pilot then any of the tuskegee guys, just cause he had 352 kills
Most of them.
Start with the 357th.
This freeair has made the extraordinary claim the the said unit's pilots were the most skillful.Easy Rosco. This forum is frequented by people from all over the world. Their English skills are not always superlative and their ages range from very young to old. I do not think that FreeAir was being racist nor insulting. I suspect that he is just asking a question and expecting a knowledgeable answer.
The Tuskegee airmen were certainly highly trained, capable and effective. Were they the most skillful as a group? Surely not. But were they skillful. Absolutely. And deserving of their record.
Perhaps the question ought to be whether they were more motivated than the average pilot. I would say yes they probably were on average, as they had a social stigma that they were likely eager to prove incorrect. Irrespective, they were wariors that deserved equal respect to white counterparts for their contributions to the war effort. But do not forget all the other African Americans that contributed behind the lines in logistic support. Not every worthy WWII participant was on the frontline holding a gun, flying a bomber, fighting in an airplane or manning a ship. Most were supporting our thin red line.
Yes I think that.you think the 357th was better then the 332nd? interesting
Sounds like bias to me. And an inferiority complex.i don't want to sound like a troll or a ahole, im just trying to find out if they were the best when it came to pure skill
i had a friend, who is black, said the "tuskegee airmen were the best pilots in ww2..." bias, maybe.. but im just trying to find out