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All black military pilots who trained in the United States trained at Moton Field, the Tuskegee Army Airfield and educated at Tuskegee University, found near Tuskegee, Alabama. The group included five Haitians from the Haitian Air Force, and one pilot from Trinidad. It also included a Hispanic or Latino pilot born in the Dominican Republic.

Tuskegee Airmen (unofficial)

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Active 1940–1948
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Corps
United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Role trained for aerial combat
Part of graduates assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group (99th Fighter Squadron, 100th Fighter Squadron, 301st Fighter Squadron, 302d Fighter Squadron), 477th Medium Bombardment Group (616th Bombardment Squadron, 617th Bombardment Squadron, 618th Bombardment Squadron, 619th Bombardment Squadron)
Nickname(s) Red Tails
Red-Tail Angels
Motto(s) Spit Fire
Engagements World War II




"Tuskegee Airmen" refers to the men and women, African Americans, and Caucasians, who were involved in the so-called "Tuskegee Experience", the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and keep combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.

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