Tuskegee Airmen - bomber jacket - TBJD-GRN
Tuskegee Airmen green bomber jacket. Celebrate the bravery and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen with our exclusive Tuskegee Airmen Bomber Jacket! This jacket is not only stylish, but also practical, with its waterproof outer shell and warm orange satin polyester lining. The full-length front zip closure, two front slash pockets, zippered utility pocket, and interior slip pocket provide all the convenience you need to brave the cold. And, with an array of squadron embroidered patches on both sleeves, chest, and back, you can proudly display your admiration for the Tuskegee Airmen and their unwavering spirit in the face of adversity. Make a statement this Black History Month and beyond with the Tuskegee Airmen Bomber Jacket!
- 100% polyester
- standard fit with orange interior lining
- full length front zip closure
- interior slip pocket
- embroidered patches on sleeves, chest and back
- waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric
The Tuskegee airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces and they flew with distinction during World War II. Though subject to racial discrimination both at home and abroad, the Tuskegee Airmen were prized and respected in the Army Air Force for their success in closely protecting Allied bombers flying missions into enemy territories. The 996 pilots and more than 15,000 ground personnel who served with the all-black units would be credited with some 15,500 combat missions and earn over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses for their achievements. The successes of the Tuskegee Airmen helped pave the way for the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces in 1948.