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    Item #: OSPAEU24
    Osprey Publishing
    332nd Fg Tuskegee Airmen by Osprey
    Item Number: OSPAEU24

    Aviation Elite Units 24
    Author: Chris Bucholtz
    Illustrator: Jim Laurier
    About this book
    The USAAF's Tuskegee Experiment, designed to prove that African-Americans were not capable of flying combat aircraft, resulted in the creation of one of the USAAF's elite units. Commanded by Col Bejamin O Davis, the 332nd were able to boast 111 aerial kills, 150 strafing victories and even the sinking of a German destroyer by the war's end. The group were both feared and respected by the Germans, who called them the 'Schwartze Voglemenschen' (Black Birdmen), and this book reveals the true story of the unit who rose above discrimination to achieve elite status.

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    Contents

    * Introduction
    * Chapter 1: Tuskegee
    * Chapter 2: Arrival in Africa
    * Chapter 3: The 'Redtails' Over Italy and Romania
    * Chapter 4: Silencing the Critics
    * Chapter 5: Into Germany
    * Chapter 6: Lockbourne, and the End
    * Appendices