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The ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen

"The ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻExperience" ╠ř-- Documented Original ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen (DOTA) ╠ř
Anyone -- man or woman, military or civilian, black or white- - who served at ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻArmy Air Field or in any of the programs stemming from the "┐█┐█┤ź├ŻExperience" between the years 1941-1949 is considered to be a documented Original ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirman (DOTA).

┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen Chronology ╠ř
A chronology of the ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen compiled by the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen Facts
"Our mission of escort was really the prime mission to carry out successfully and this we did. The 332nd became known as the best escort operator in the 15th Air Force. We never lost a bomber to enemy action of airplanes." ÔÇö Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Commanding Officer, 332 nd Fighter Group

┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen Squadrons/Organizations during World War II
List of ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen and Associated Organizations in World War II. ╠řThis list includes Bombardment, Service, Training, Engineering, and Fighter Squadrons, etc.

332d Fighter Group Reported Fighter Aircraft Losses
This table lists the 332d Fighter Group reported Fighter Aircraft Losses, according to missing air crew reports.

Escorted Bomber Losses
List of escorted bombers lost to enemy aircraft ╠ř╠ř

Myths about the ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen
Some of the myths about the ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen.

Purple Heart Medal Quest
A story, courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on the collection of Purple Hearts earned by ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen.

Congressional Gold Medal╠ř
┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

99th Fighter Squadron Officers
Year 2003 marks the 60th Anniversary of the 99th Fighter Squadron's departure from ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻArmy Air Field.

┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen Pilot Listing
This list of more than 1,000 gentlemen include the pilots -- America's First Black Aviators.

┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen Photo Gallery
Photos provided by the National Park Service and the ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity Office of Marketing and Communications. Permission for use must be granted. For historical photographs or information regarding the ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen, contact: Maxwell Air Force Base by e-mail at afhranews@maxwell.af.mil or write the Air Force Historical Research Agency, 600 Chennault Circle, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112-6424.

History of Detachment 015 - Home of the ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen
Many of America's famed black officers either began their careers here or their careers allowed them to pass through the detachment.

┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversityÔÇÖs Leadership Role In Developing The ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen and Aviation Opportunities For African Americans
Once the U.S. government passed the Civilian Pilot Training Act in 1939, ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity ÔÇô together with various civil rights groups and the Black press ÔÇô began the effort to change federal government practices and policies that excluded African-Americans from pilot training programs and to begin the development of Black fighter pilots.

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