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The Resource Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, J. Todd Moye

Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, J. Todd Moye

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Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
Title
Freedom flyers
Title remainder
the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
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J. Todd Moye
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: As the country's first African American military pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen fought in World War II on two fronts: against the Axis powers in the skies over Europe and against Jim Crow racism and segregation at home. Although the pilots flew more than 15,000 sorties and destroyed more than 200 German aircraft, their most far-reaching achievement defies quantification: delivering a powerful blow to racial inequality and discrimination in American life. In this inspiring account of the Tuskegee Airmen, historian J. Todd Moye captures the challenges and triumphs of these brave pilots in their own words, drawing on more than 800 interviews recorded for the National Park Service's Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project. Denied the right to fully participate in the U.S. war effort alongside whites at the beginning of World War II, African Americans--spurred on by black newspapers and civil rights organizations such as the NAACP--compelled the prestigious Army Air Corps to open its training programs to black pilots, despite the objections of its top generals. Thousands of young men came from every part of the country to Tuskegee, Alabama, in the heart of the segregated South, to enter the program, which expanded in 1943 to train multi-engine bomber pilots in addition to fighter pilots. By the end of the war, Tuskegee Airfield had become a small city populated by black mechanics, parachute packers, doctors, and nurses. Together, they helped prove that racial segregation of the fighting forces was so inefficient as to be counterproductive to the nation's defense. Freedom Flyers brings to life the legacy of a determined, visionary cadre of African American airmen who proved their capabilities and patriotism beyond question, transformed the armed forces-formerly the nation's most racially polarized institution-and jump-started the modern struggle for racial equality
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349762
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Moye, J. Todd
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.252 332nd
LC item number
.M69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Oxford oral history series
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American air pilots
  • African American air pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Armed Forces
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American air pilots
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Military participation
  • Regimental histories
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American air pilots
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
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Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, J. Todd Moye
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-231) and index
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Contents
Prologue: This is where you sit -- The use of Negro manpower in war -- The Black Eagles take flight -- The experiment -- Combat on several fronts -- The trials of the 477th -- Integrating the Air Force -- Epilogue: Let's make it a holy crusade all around
Control code
5119049
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 241 pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199896554
Lccn
2009034079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)432443975
Label
Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, J. Todd Moye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: This is where you sit -- The use of Negro manpower in war -- The Black Eagles take flight -- The experiment -- Combat on several fronts -- The trials of the 477th -- Integrating the Air Force -- Epilogue: Let's make it a holy crusade all around
Control code
5119049
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 241 pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199896554
Lccn
2009034079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)432443975

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