Only fourteen of the approximately 1,000 Tuskegee Airmen-the famed black aviators who fought in World War II-are still living today. This is the remarkable first-person account of one of those fourteen men, Lt. Colonel Harry T. Stewart Jr., who flew forty-three combat missions in Italy-including one legendary mission in which he shot down three German planes in one day. Stewart and his fellow pilots faced segregation, prejudice, and disrespect-and still, day after day, they took to the skies to battle America's enemies.
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About the Author
PHILIP HANDLEMAN is the author of twenty-three aviation books and recipient of awards for his contributions to aviation, including the Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum. Mr. Handleman is a longtime pilot who flies antique aircraft out of his private airport. He belongs to more than 30 aviation organizations.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL HARRY T. STEWART JR., USAF (ret.) flew forty-three combat missions as a Tuskegee Airman in World War II. For his flying prowess with the famed 332nd Fighter Group, popularly known as the Red Tails, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.