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Frank Roberts, George Hardy and others recall their experiences as Tuskegee Airmen
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[Tuskegee Airmen]
Original Airdate: 2/19/1990

Length: 00:03:36
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
Format : Tape 7093   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 100895 
VHS cassette 106302 
Betacam cassette 106328 
digital betacam cassette 105744 

Subject : Keywords
African American veterans
United States - History

Subject : Personal Names
Davis, Benjamin
Hardy, George
Roach, John
Roberts, Frank
von Mehren, Jan

Subject : Geographic Locations
Tuskegee (Alabama)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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