WWII Tuskegee Airman Speaks Out
Tuskegee Airman recalls the era of the ‘Lonely Eagles’
By Gary Walker
Their story is part of the fabric of American military history, acknowledged only after persistence by historians and their admirers relentlessly pushed the United States government to recognize their achievements.
Their bravery during some of World War II’s most critical battles has been recognized by aviators and presidents, and some believe their actions in a time of war convinced President Harry S. Truman to desegregate the military in 1948.