The Tuskegee Airmen fought Nazis and their successful missions helped desegregate the U.S. Military. In 1941, the war department and the Army Air Corps created the first all-Black flying unit known as the 99th Pursuit Squadron.
Before the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen, no African-Americans were in the military. That completely changed after the Tuskegee Airmen.
TheStreet's video series: Black History, Wall Street, and Beyond we remember the heroic aviation pioneers who fought in World War II.
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