Nonwhite Myths

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  1. Michael

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    An article entitled " The Tuskegee Airmen Myths."

    http://cofcc.org/2012/01/the-tuskegee-airmen-myths/
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    'Red Tails' or Red Tales? George Lucas and The Myth of the 'Tuskegee Airmen'

    In looking through history books detailing America's World War II Army Air Force 'aces', one thing stood out: the Tuskegee Airmen had absolute no impact on the course of the Allies winning the war over the Axis Powers. Not one of the famed Red Tails earned the honorific of 'ace' (meaning five or more confirmed aerial kills), compared to a list of more than 1,200 white American fighter pilots who earned that title during World War II. Aces like Chuck Yeager, who would go on to be the first person to break the sound-barrier, an arbitrary record in Black-Run America (BRA), a world that only honors those who were the first to break the much more important color-barrier. Contrary to contemporary claims, the involvement of the Black fighter pilots was inconsequential to the overall war effort. Yes, 72 members of the Tuskegee Airmen shot down 109 enemy aircraft, but when you consider America's great World War II 'ace' Richard Bong shot down 40 planes himself, you have to wonder why the story of the Black pilots overshadows one such as Bong's? Have you ever heard of Bong? But you've heard of the Tuskegee Airmen, right?

    full article: http://www.vdare.com/articles/red-t...rge-lucas-and-the-myth-of-the-tuskegee-airmen
     
  3. Bronk

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    This morning (they are pushing this film HARD in Houston) I heard one of the actors say, "The Tuskegee airmen were why we got to the moon and back."

    Really?


    Kiss my ass.
     
  4. referendum

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    Just read the "Nine myths of the Tuskegee Airmen" which is linked in the article Don posted. The writer basically argues that the Tuskegee Airmen did ok, but not great. They lost fewer bombers than similar white fighter escort squadrons, but also shot down fewer fighters. Kind of like David Garrard quarterbacking for Jacksonville, lots of dinks and dunks, but no Patriot or Saints style offense. There were three black pilots with four kills, and all of them stayed in Europe for awhile after their fourth kill, before being sent back to the US, but none made a fifth kill to make ace status.
     
  5. Van_Slyke_CF

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    Some 90 y/o Tuskegee airman was buried in Arlington today. His son was interviewed and spewed something about us not winning in Europe without the Tuskegee boys. What a bunch of crap.
     
  6. screamingeagle

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    The news said that there were 100 t airmen left. There were 480 of them, so this is a high survival rate. They must be the healthiest individuals ever- in addition to not losing a bomber.
     

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