It was a day that some World War II veterans thought they would never live to see: the dedication and unveiling of Tuskegee Airman’s Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh.
They were fighting two wars at once – World War II and the war against bigotry.
A new exhibit was unveiled Thursday at the Pittsburgh International Airport. It tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen who fought in World War II.
The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is one of honor and bravery. On Monday, students at Penn Hills High School learned all about it.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Pittsburgh Schools Superintendent Dr. Linda Lane about the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio.
They painted the rudders of their planes red so that people would know who they were. “Red Tails” opens at area theaters this weekend.
African-Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military until 1941, but pilots trained at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama broke the color barrier in World War II.