Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., North Coast Chapter Photographs 

The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., North Coast Chapter is the Cleveland, Ohio, area chapter of the national organization whose purpose is to educate African-American youth about the challenges faced by the Tuskegee Airmen in training to become World War II fighter pilots in the United States Army Air Corps. The Tuskegee Airmen, all African Americans, were graduates of the segregated Tuskegee Army Flying School near Tuskegee, Alabama. Many of the graduates joined four squadrons of the 332nd Fighter Group and served with distinction throughout World War II. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of members of the Tuskegee Airmen, and views of training exercises at Tuskegee, Alabama. Individuals depicted include Robert A. Decatur, Joseph D. Barrucker, and other members of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., North Coast Chapter. Other individuals depicted include George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, and Frederick Douglass Patterson.

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