Tuskegee Airmen

Events

In June 21, 1939 congress passed the civilian pilot training act

June 21, 1939

In January 16, 1941 war department announced plans to create a Nigro pursuit squad

January 16, 1941

In March 20, 1941 pursuit squad was constituted and activated at chants field

March 20, 1941

In.March 7, 1942 first class completed training

March 7, 1942

In August 1942 Benjamin Davis Jr became commander

August 1942

In April 5,1943 99th fighter group sailed aboard steamship mariposa from new york

April 5, 1943

In July 2, 1943 Charles B. Hail was the 1st American to take down a enemy aircraft

July 2, 1943

In October 7, 1943 99th was attached to the 79th fighter group

October 7, 1943

In January ,1944 Benjamin and 332nd arrived in Italy and attach to 12th air force

January, 1944

In June 25, 1944 pilots of 302nd squads inked a German destroyer

June 25, 1944

In August 5, 1944 332nd participates in the invasion in southern France

August 5, 1944

In April 5 , 1945 447th bombardment group was moved from Goldman field

April 5, 1945

In July 26, 1948 Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order

July 26, 1948

In July 1 , 1949 332nd three fighter squad joined 99th , 100th , and 301st

July 1, 1949