Tuskegee Airmen: Fighting on Two Fronts

Photos of the Tuskegee Airmen ›

Tuskegee Airman Captain Andrew D. Turner, CO of 322nd, 1944. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)
Tuskegee Airman Captain Andrew D. Turner, CO of 322nd, 1944. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

By the numbers

15,000 - Minimum number of combat sorties
994 - Pilots graduated from Tuskegee Army Air Field
950 - Railcars, trucks and other motor vehicles destroyed
744 - Air medals
450 - Pilots sent into combat
150 - Distinguished Flying Crosses
150 - Enemy airplanes destroyed on the ground
112 - Enemy airplanes destroyed in the air
66 - Pilots killed in action or accidents
32 - Pilots downed and captured
14 - Bronze Stars
8 - Purple Hearts
3 - Presidential Unit Citations
1 - Legion of Merit
1 - Silver Star

- Compiled by Theopolis W. Johnson, Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen


Online exhibits

(U.S. Air Force photo)
(U.S. Air Force photo)

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Video, photographs and more on the units that were part of what eventually became the Air Force.

Photo by Toni Frissell / Library of Congress<br />

National Park Service

Moton Field, in Tuskegee, Ala., was named a National Historic Site. Includes photos and text.

Tuskegee Airmen Inc.

A nonprofit group dedicated to honoring those who served as Tuskegee Airmen.

Tuskegee Airmen Inc. - Philadelphia

The official website of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc.

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum has a section on "Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators."

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee Institute became Tuskegee University, which celebrates the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.