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CWSmith
07-04-2016, 05:55 PM
Roscoe C. Brown, one of the Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 94:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Dr-Roscoe-C-Brown-Jr-Tuskegee-Airmen-World-War-II-Pilot-Hero-Dies-385475491.html

hokiefan
07-04-2016, 08:07 PM
I didn't know much about the Tuskegee Airmen until I watched the movie Redtails a few years back. After that I spent some time reading about them. They overcame a lot to put up a remarkable record in combat. Great flyers and staunch protectors of their charges during the mission. Heroes all.

Cheers,

Bobby

Gerarddm
07-04-2016, 09:24 PM
RIP to an aerial champion.

Lew Barrett
07-05-2016, 12:03 PM
Heroes. No escorted aircraft were ever lost under the wings of the Red Tails.

Dan McCosh
07-05-2016, 12:57 PM
Heroes. No escorted aircraft were ever lost under the wings of the Red Tails. That has pretty much been discredited. The lost about 25 bombers. An excellent record.

Lew Barrett
07-05-2016, 01:09 PM
I hadn't seen that, though it certainly doesn't surprise. If I recall, the film passed the myth along.

It is hard for me to reconcile the Tuskegee Airmen with the Tuskegee experiments. I can't ponder one without considering the other.

CWSmith
07-05-2016, 05:17 PM
It is hard for me to reconcile the Tuskegee Airmen with the Tuskegee experiments. I can't ponder one without considering the other.

I was thinking the same thing when I read the obit. Shame on this country.

Actually, maybe it shows what this country is truly made of. There has always been the best and the worst that human beings have to offer and this country has demonstrated that dichotomy many times. It continues even today.