WWII

D-Day 75th Anniversary Celebration in Tuskegee

D-Day was a pivotal moment in World War II, it was the turning point in the war against Nazi Germany. The Tuskegee Airmen did not fly a mission on D-Day. Their missions escorting bombers to and from targets such as fuel refineries and manufacturing factories indirectly effected the allied forces success on that fateful day in World History. “By reducing…

Longtime MIA Tuskegee Airman’s Remains Identified.

Airman was shot down the day before Christmas Eve in 1944, just months before the war ended.

  AP-AL–WWII-Tuskegee Airman Identified NEW YORK (AP) – The Pentagon says the remains of a New York pilot killed during World War II are the first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen still listed as missing in action to be identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that remains accounted for earlier this year are those of Lawrence Dickson of…

On D-Day + 74 years

Remembering a "Merci" to Alabama from the French people

Alabama’s Thank You, or “Merci” boxcar at the foot of the capitol Building in Montgomery, 1949   The Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight, included 49 boxcars filled with “gifts of gratitude”. It arrived in New York City on February 3, 1949 and was divided among  the 48 states with the remaining…

Tuskegee Airmen Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Two members of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen have received Congressional Gold Medals during a Veterans Day ceremony at the National Warplane Museum. Relatives of three other recipients accepted medals on their behalf during Friday’s ceremony attended by about 200 people at the western New York museum. The Tuskegee Airmen were recruited into an Army Air Corps program that trained blacks…