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Segregated skies : all-Black combat squadrons of WW II, Stanley Sandler

Label
Segregated skies : all-Black combat squadrons of WW II
Title
Segregated skies
Title remainder
all-Black combat squadrons of WW II
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Sandler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the United States Army Air Corps, responding to pressure, opened its ranks to blacks in July 1941, it formed four fighter squadrons exclusively composed of black men. Known as the Tuskegee Airmen, these squadrons represented the total number of blacks who saw action in United States combat aviation in the Second World War. Compiling the operational and combat history of the Tuskegee Airmen, Stanley Sandler examines the history of these pioneer black units--from their early training at Tuskegee, Alabama, to aerial combat in the European theater. He reveals how the squadrons and the fighter group, disadvantaged by inexperience and intense national scrutiny, succeeded in compiling impressive combat records. Ultimately, Sandler states, the Tuskegee Airmen would lead the United States Air Force toward racial parity in the post-war era, years ahead of American society itself. Sandler draws on oral interviews, the units' official records as well as those of the Army and the Army Air Forces, and the federal government archives. He describes blacks' early noncombatant roles in the Army Air Corps--grave registration, housecleaning, supply, and transport. He details the eventual inclusion of black men in combat aviation, beginning with the 99th Pursuit Squadron, whose members were the first blacks to enter American military aviation, as well as the 332nd Fighter Group
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
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Sandler, Stanley
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.S26 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Smithsonian history of aviation series
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Armed Forces
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Military participation
Label
Segregated skies : all-Black combat squadrons of WW II, Stanley Sandler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. Training -- 3. Testing and Proving -- 4. Home Front/Battle Front -- 5. The 332nd Fighter Group -- 6. The 477th Bombardment Group--Frustration and Confrontation -- 7. Climax and Victory -- 8. Aftermath -- 9. Summary and Retrospect
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 217 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036857353
Label
Segregated skies : all-Black combat squadrons of WW II, Stanley Sandler
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. Training -- 3. Testing and Proving -- 4. Home Front/Battle Front -- 5. The 332nd Fighter Group -- 6. The 477th Bombardment Group--Frustration and Confrontation -- 7. Climax and Victory -- 8. Aftermath -- 9. Summary and Retrospect
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 217 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036857353

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