THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
On Sunday, February 28, 2010, The African American Museum of the Arts and the Deland Area Regional Library of Florida presented, "The Traveling Exhibit of Charles Alfred 'Chief' Anderson and The Tuskegee Airmen."
The special guests of this aviation event were two World War II Tuskegee Airmen veterans; Mustang fighter pilot, Lt. Col. Hiram Mann and tailgunner and P-51D aircraft mechanic, James Autry.
Frank Feschino, Jr. had the honor of meeting, spending some time and talking aviation history with the two Tuskegee Airmen. These are some of the photographs taken at the event.
Some of the Brave Airmen. Colonel Mann is lowest in the frame looking the meanest! They never lost a bomber in escort!
Going out to their Fighters!
Autrey, Frank, and Lt. Col. Hiram Mann
Frank and Colonel Mann
Autographed Famous Film with Laurence Fishburne
James Autrey and Frank
NOTE: The Tuskegee pilots flew 1, 578 combat missions. They shot down more than 1,000 enemy aircraft and 66 Tuskegee pilots died in combat. During their bomber escort missions, they never lost a bomber aircraft.