Tuskegee Airmen Land At Museum Of Flight On Saturday
The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America’s first black military airmen, at a time when there were many people who thought that black men lacked intelligence, skill, courage and patriotism.
Prior to the Tuskegee Airmen, no U.S. military pilots had been black, so you can imagine the hurtles they faced.
They came from every section of the country, with large numbers coming from New York City, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit. Each one possessed a strong personal desire to serve the United States of America at the best of his ability.
On Saturday, you can meet four actual surviving members of the 477th Bombardment Group out of Freeman Field, Indiana, including:
- Leslie Williams
- Fitzroy Newsum
- Lt. Roger “Bill” Terry
- Robert Maxwell
This historic program is free with Museum Admission.
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E Marginal Way South in Tukwila; the phone number is (206) 764-5720.