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Red Tails, Black Wings: The Men of America's Black Air Force

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Baseball aficionados know John B. Holway as author of books about the Negro Leagues that rescued from obscurity many of the great black players who could not play in the segregated ranks of major league baseball. Here, Holway sets his sights on another group of heroes: the men of the "Tuskegee experiment"--the effort to train black pilots during World War II. Many white ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Yucca Tree Press (first published February 1st 1997)
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Jason Cook
Dec 08, 2011 Jason Cook rated it really liked it
The Red Tails Experience

Red Tails Black Wings written by John B. Holway offers a great perspective of how life was for blacks back in the 1800’s and not only at school or at stores, but mostly it talks about how hard it was to get into the Air Force and being African American. This book is told from the perspective of men that were Tuskegee airmen, which were a group of African American men in the Air Force. This book talks about their real life experiences getting in, and events along the way t
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Austin Rains
Mar 10, 2014 Austin Rains rated it really liked it
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This book I thought was really good. The movie Red Tails follows this book really well. This book was really interesting to me since I like to read world war II things. At the beginning of the book, it followed one person and told about how they got to the 332nd wing, otherwise known as the Tuskegee airmen. After he got to the 332nd, he did some training and then was able to fly on their first actual mission.
The first mission was escorting the bombers to their drop location. One person was ca
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May 21, 2013 Aaron rated it it was amazing
Amazing most actioned packed movie and I loved it so much fighting and showing how blacks are just the same as us. Now I'm hoping to read the book this summer.
Jane
Feb 24, 2012 Jane marked it as did-not-finish
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I flipped through this after seeing the movie Red Tails.
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