Tuskegee Airmen - longsleeve t-shirt - TLTB-GRN
Tuskegee Airmen longsleeve t-shirt green. Celebrate the bravery and dedication of the Tuskegee Airmen with this eye-catching long sleeve green t-shirt. Featuring the U.S. Army Air Corps 332nd Fighter Group emblem on the front, other squadron patches on the sleeves, and images of fighter aircraft on the back, this shirt is a powerful tribute to the pioneering African American pilots who had to face not only danger in the skies, but also racial discrimination at home and abroad. This shirt is perfect for wearing during Black History Month, as well as any time you want to show your pride in the contributions of these courageous men. So, join us in celebrating the achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen and order your shirt today!
- 100% cotton
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.