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John_Pimlott
07-03-2007, 04:05 PM
It's not a subject that seems to come up often and I searched the forums, but apologies if the question has been raised before.
Anyway, I wonder if anyone here would be able to recommend any factual reading matter on these guys please.
Many, many thanks.
John.

PF_Coastie
07-03-2007, 04:12 PM
Bearcat will be along soon I am sure! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
07-03-2007, 04:22 PM
Calling Bearcat! Is there a Bearcat in the house? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

berg417448
07-03-2007, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by John_Pimlott:
It's not a subject that seems to come up often and I searched the forums, but apologies if the question has been raised before.
Anyway, I wonder if anyone here would be able to recommend any factual reading matter on these guys please.
Many, many thanks.
John.


some info to browse until Bearcat shows up:

http://www.geocities.com/bearcat99th/

Stuntie
07-03-2007, 04:32 PM
Just finished rading the Osprey Aviation Elite Units book no 24 -332nd fighter group - Tuskegee Airmen which gives a good overall view of the group and it's actions.

Also get hold of the DVD The Tuskegee Airmen, excellent movie.

Quite a few pilots stories on Amazon as well such as
A Train, Memoirs of a Tuskegee airman.
Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee
Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW

All of which got good reviews on Amazon.
And have unique slants as well not normally found in fighter pilot memoirs.

I'm planning to get a couple more books on the Tuskegee airmen, so will be intrested to hear what Bearcat and the others recommend.

ytareh
07-03-2007, 04:45 PM
Actually these gents are regularly mentioned on the forums here...

Bearcat99
07-03-2007, 06:11 PM
Red Tails Black Wings by John B Hollway
Black Knights by Lynn M. Homan & Thomas Reilly
The Tuskegee Airmen by Lynn Homan & Thomas Reilly
Tuskegee Airmen by Thomas E. Francis
Lonely Eagles by: Robert A. Rose, DDS
THE FREEMAN FIELD MUTINY by Lt. Col. James C. Warren, USAF (Retired)
The Osprey Aviation Book is pretty nice too..
Tuskegee's Heros by Charlie & Ann Cooper

plus the ones that stuntie mentioned:
A Train, Memoirs of a Tuskegee airman.
Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee
Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW

There are more as well....

Here is the link to the reading list of the chapter to which I belong.
East Coast Chapter TAI Reading List (http://www.ecctai.com/ecc/reading.htm)

Feathered_IV
07-03-2007, 07:17 PM
Thanks! I've been seeking books on the Tuskegee airmen for some time. A question though, are the titles above listed in order of most recommended?

Bearcat99
07-03-2007, 07:38 PM
My list.. yes... IMO TRBW is a great place to start because it is chock full of pilot anecdotes and detailed info about when where etc... but they are all good.

John_Pimlott
07-04-2007, 06:01 AM
Thanks so much for the many recommendations. I'm very grateful. I have in the past bought books only to find that there are better alternatives, so this has me headed in the right direction.
Best wishes.
John.