Tuskegee

Tuskegee
Dr. Eugene J. Richardson, one of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, shared his story and history of the African-American aviators with visitors to Holy Eucharist Church in Cherry Hill on Feb. 5. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. Richardson spoke of how the military was racially segregated as was much of the U.S. federal government and how the airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army.  Overcoming these adversities, they flew with distinction. The Tuskegee 332nd Fighter Group saw action in Operation Torch, in Sicily, and were deployed as bomber escorts in Europe. Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

Dr. Eugene J. Richardson, one of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, shared his story and history of the African-American aviators with visitors to Holy Eucharist Church in Cherry Hill on Feb. 5. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. Richardson spoke of how the military was racially segregated as was much of the U.S. federal government and how the airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Overcoming these adversities, they flew with distinction. The Tuskegee 332nd Fighter Group saw action in Operation Torch, in Sicily, and were deployed as bomber escorts in Europe.
Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

Categories: Latest News

About Author