Original Airdate: 2/19/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Jan von Mehren reports on the "Black Wings" exhibit at the National Park Service Visitors Center on State Street. Von Mehren walks through the exhibit with a group of African American World War II veterans. The men all trained at the Tuskegee airfield during World War II. Von Mehren interviews Frank Roberts (retired US Army major), George Hardy (retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel) and John Roach (retired US Air Force Reservist) about their experiences in the military. The men talk about racism and the missions in which they participated. Roberts and Hardy describe their experiences while training at Tuskegee Airfield. Roach talks about the career of Benjamin Davis (first African American general in the US Air Force). The men point out photos in the exhibit. Von Mehren's report is accompanied by footage of the exhibit and photos of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Contributor : Reporter
Jan von Mehren
Subject : Keywords
African American veterans
United States - History
Subject : Personal Names
von Mehren, Jan
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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