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Tuskegee airmen..  The movie "Red Tails" is all about them..  not the best movie I've seen..  good visuals though I dunno about some of those maneuvers they pull.. and the depiction of the Luftwaffe officer was pretty ridiculously evil in an over done sense..  German pilots weren't all ardent Nazi's.

Pilots of the “Tuskegee Airmen,” Fighter Group in front of “Skipper’s Darlin’ III” flown by Capt Andrew Turner from right), at Ramitelli, Italy, 1 August (US National Archives)

Bourbon Street 1946. | vintageneworleans

Bourbon Street 1946.

Bourbon Street in New Orleans, 1946 A Street Car Named Desire by Tennesee Williams takes place in the year of 1947 in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In the movie, the railway station was shot in New Orleans.

Lt. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., commanding general of the Fifth Army in Italy, talks to African American troops of the 92nd Infantry Division after they threw back a German attack in the hills north of Viareggio, Italy in 1944.

Lucian K., commanding general of the Fifth Army in Italy, talks to African American troops of the Infantry Division after they threw back a German attack in the hills north of Viareggio, Italy in (AP Photo)

“On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone, flew his P-51 Mustang into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, “For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I’ve ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor f

On January Major James Howard, alone, flew his into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly atta

Lt. Charles Bailey in his flying gear with his boot on the wheel of the P-51 Mustang named for his father. He shot down a German fighter flying this plane while serving in the all-black 99th Fighter Squadron in Europe during World War II.

My Buddy - Lt. Charles Bailey in his flying gear with his boot on the wheel of the Mustang named for his father ( My Buddy ). He shot down a German fighter flying this plane while serving in the all-black Fighter Squadron in Europe during World War II.

Manfred von Richthofen's Albatros Scout - German Postcard

Manfred von Richthofen’s Albatros Scout - German Postcard

Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

Tuskegee Airmen of World War II It's long overdue that all of aviators and the American public salute and bow our heads to these courageous and competent pilots.

Tuskegee Air Women. Nurses learning about the cockpit.

Women during / Les Femmes durant la Tuskegee Air Women learning cockpit procedures and flight techniques at the Tuskegee Army Air Field Signal Corps Collection).

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