Tuskegee Airmen Chronology, The
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Tuskegee Airmen Chronology, The

A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II

Daniel Haulman

Foreword by Charles E. McGee

Title Details

Pages: 198

Illustrations: 15 b&w photos

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 01/01/2018

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8341-9

List Price: $25.95


Pub Date: 01/01/2018

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6341-8

List Price: $25.95


NewSouth Books

Tuskegee Airmen Chronology, The

A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II

Daniel Haulman

Foreword by Charles E. McGee

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The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American pilots in American military service, is a complex tapestry with many story threads, such as the training story, the 99th Fighter Squadron story, the 332d Fighter Group Red Tail story, and the 477th Bombardment Group story. One story did not end when another began. The stories unfolded simultaneously. For example, while some Tuskegee Airmen were learning to fly at Tuskegee, others were flying combat missions overseas, while still others were being arrested for resisting segregation at another base. This Tuskegee Airmen Chronology links the stories together, filling a crucial historiographical niche. All the important events in Tuskegee Airmen history are included, such as the graduation of each flying class at Tuskegee Army Air Field, the activation and movement of each Tuskegee Airmen flying unit, the movement to and from each base, the award of each of the 96 Tuskegee Airmen Distinguished Flying Crosses, the achievement of each of the 112 Tuskegee Airmen aerial victories over enemy aircraft, a brief summary of every one of the 312 missions the Tuskegee Airmen flew for the Fifteenth Air Force, all the important Tuskegee Airmen leaders, and when each assumed command of his flying unit, the transition to each new aircraft type, and each Tuskegee Airmen who was shot down, disappeared, was captured, or returned. Readers should find it a unique and valuable tool for understanding and appreciating the varieties of Tuskegee Airmen experience as they distinguished themselves in the air and on the ground and forged new frontiers for equal opportunity.
Dr. Dan Haulman the leading authority on the Tuskegee Airmen, a sought-after presenter on the topic. The chronology format is unique and comprehensive; it significantly adds to the published literature about the Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology is being released at time of increased interest in Tuskegee Airmen history.

The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology: A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II provides a unique year-by-year overview of the fascinating story of the Tuskegee Airmen, embracing important events in the formation of the first military training for black pilots in United States history, the phases of their training at various airfields in Tuskegee and elsewhere, their continued training at other bases around the United States, and their deployment overseas, first to North Africa and then to Sicily and Italy. The book is the fifth on the subject by Airmen expert Dr. Daniel Haulman.

The Tuskegee Airmen are best known for flying P-47s and red-tailed P-51s to escort B-17 and B-24 bombers deep into enemy territory. Their exemplary performance proved conclusively that given the opportunity and resources black men could fly and fight in combat every bit as well as their white counterparts. They lost fewer bombers than the other fighter groups, and they shot down 112 enemy aircraft.

The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology also includes abundant information on the many Tuskegee Airmen who were not fighter pilots, including B-25 bomber crews who trained in the U.S., and the thousands of Tuskegee Airmen who served as ground support. They fought two enemies, Nazis in Europe and racism at home, and through their dedication and efforts earned a hard-won double victory.

Dr. Dan Haulman is probably the foremost Air Force historian on the Tuskegee Airmen, regularly serving as a consultant regarding their history.

—Air & Space Power Journal

This chronology of the Tuskegee Airmen experience is good reading to refresh the memory for those involved, provide the full history for those interested, and support the researcher.

—Charles E. McGee, Col., United States Air Force (Retired)

The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology is the most complete and reliable reference source on the Tuskegee Airmen that has ever been published. Scholars who study the participation of African Americans in the U.S. armed forces will find the Chronology an indispensable resource. I commend Dr. Haulman and NewSouth Books for making this gem available to scholars, research libraries, and the general public.

—Robert J. Jakeman, author of Divided Skies: Establishing Segregated Flight Training at Tuskegee, Alabama, 1934-1942

Dan Haulman, an accomplished and respected historian, has done an excellent job and made a major contribution by bringing the efforts and accomplishments of the Tuskegee airmen to life.

—Dr. Kenneth Werrell, author of Death from the Heavens: A History of Strategic Bombing

Dan Haulman is the authority on the Tuskegee Airmen. For any reader interested in the history of these path-breaking black World War II aviators, Haulman's The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology is essential reading.

—John H. Morrow, author of Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War

The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology is a great overview of the history of black airmen, pilots, and aircrew, and reminds us that men were being trained in all aspects of combat service, in various single-engine fighters and twin-engine light to medium bombers throughout the war. Daniel Haulman knows the story so well that the reader just follows along lost in the amazing tale of racial triumph against prejudice and dead tradition. The Tuskegee Airmen were not all from Alabama by any means, but they were all Americans and we all can take pride in their achievement and in Dr. Haulman’s outstanding work.

—Michael Thomason, Lagniappe

The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology, the product of extensive research, brims with important details that make for a fascinating read. Author Daniel Haulman has created an essential primer that will serve as a valuable reference for years to come.

—Aviation History

About the Author/Editor

DANIEL HAULMAN retired as head of the organizational histories branch at the United States Air Force Historical Research Agency, where he worked since 1982. He has authored many books and published dozens of articles on aviation history, including specifically about the Tuskegee Airmen. He is the author The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History (with primary authors Jerome Ennels and Joseph Caver) and Eleven Myths About the Tuskegee Airmen, both published by NewSouth Books. Haulman travels extensively to present on the subject of the Tuskegee Airmen. He is considered by many to be a foremost expert on the subject. As a member of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. for many years, he has attended eight of the organization’s conventions and counts many Airmen as personal friends. He was recently honored with the Air Force Historical Foundation's Major General I. B. Holley Award.