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Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee: Air Force Fighter Combat Record Holder

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Colonel Charles E McGee fought in World War II, in Korea and in Vietnam. He holds the record for the highest three-war total of fighter com-bat missions of any pilot in US Air Force history. His military service began as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in the 332nd, famed pioneers who fought racial prejudices to fly and fight for their country in WWII.
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by Branden Books (first published January 1st 1999)
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Glenda Bixler
Aug 20, 2008 Glenda Bixler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In writing the biography of Charles E. McGee, her father, Charlene E. McGee Smith, Ph.D., in Tuskegee Airman: TheBiography of Charles E. McGee, also provides an extensive overview of nearly 90 years of American history!

Please consider this a major research effort, which highlights not only the life of a great American, but:

· An extensive history of the creation and present status of Tuskegee Airmen.
· The development of aircraft used during wartime.
· Highlights for all significant historical ev
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Jeff
Mar 09, 2011 Jeff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"Tuskegee Airman, The biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force Fighter Combat Record Holder", by Charlene E. McGee Smith, Ph.D. 1999. "Tuskegee Airman" is a biography of the author's father, Charles McGee. -a decorated fighter pilot in the highly successful, African American, Fighter Group of WWII, known as the "Red Tails". Clearly Professor McGee has little or no first hand knowledge of flying. As expected, the flying anecdotes are handled in a vague, almost crude manner. Her book masquerades a ...more
Jedidiah Kang
This biography about Charles E. Mc Gee was both interesting and amazing. I learned many things about World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, and the Vietnam war. The book shows great detail about his life and his struggles,and his great achievements, such as his record of 409 fighter missions throughout 3 wars. I ranked this book 2 stars, because it was rather hard to follow, and took too long to get to the point. Although I learned many things about the wars in the 1900's, It was very boring ...more
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