Tuskegee Airmen

In March, 1943, the air echelon of the 332rd Fighter Group arrived at Selfridge Field, from Tuskegee Alabama, to begin intensive training in fighter tactics. These ‘Tuskegee Airmen’ as they were later known, honed their skills flying the P-40 Warhawk a/c. In Dec 1943, the 332nd departed Selfridge for their overseas deployment. Stationed in Italy and flying the North American P-51 Mustang, The Tuskegee Airmen gained fame for their history making efforts as America’s first, all African-American flying unit. We are proud to have The Commemorative Air Forces P-51C in Tuskegee markings, at this years air show on 19/20 August.