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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Missouri Aviation Historical Society Meeting Features Tuskegee Airmen Presentation
By Carmelo Turdo
The Missouri Aviation Historical Society's January meeting featured a presentation on the Tuskegee Airmen by member Myron Lane. On the eve of the release of the movie, "Red Tails," a large number of attendees were present to learn more about the segregated 332nd Fighter Group and their service escorting American heavy bombers over Europe. Case studies of local St. Louis area Tuskegee Airmen were discussed, and various paint schemes of the aircraft flown in the four squadrons of the 332nd FG were illustrated. Special thanks to Myron and the leadership of the Missouri Aviation Historical Society for hosting this month's meeting.