Saturday, February 28, 2009

tuskegee airmen and nurses

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military pilots in American history. In 1942 the Army Air force opened a training post for pilots and technicians at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Army nurses c. 1943 learn cockpit procedures at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Tuskegee, Alabama.

The Tuskegee Airmen were honored at last night's Sixers-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. That reminded me of these postcards, part of a series I picked up while visiting the Tuskegee Institute five years ago.