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CAF Red Tail Squadron is dedicated to bringing the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen to life. The lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen are so much more than a page out of a World War II history book – they are an example of how to overcome any obstacle and triumph over your own adversities.

After the war, the Tuskegee Airmen made great personal achievements, continuing to break down racial barriers. Many of them went on to earn advanced degrees as doctors, entrepreneurs, and educators. Those who persevered in their military careers earned high rank, including two four-star generals.

CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP is dedicated to honoring the trailblazing Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII for their courage and determination to serve our country, and share their story of inspiration to rise above any obstacle.

This group of heroic Americans exhibited bravery and determination in the face of many who felt that women could not do what was then considered a man’s job. Despite the obstacles and disapproval of others, these women forged ahead and served with distinction as the first women to fly Americas Military Aircraft.

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The CAF Red Tail Squadron

The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and P-51C Mustang travel 9 months out of the year, crisscrossing the country to deliver the inspirational message of the courage, strength and character of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel.

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Harold Brown Interview for CAF Back to School Campaign

Tuskegee Airman pilot Dr. Harold Brown is a decorated fighter pilot from World War II. He was shot down and taken prisoner of war, returning home a second class citizen because of the color of his skin, instead of the war hero he was.

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Rise Above: WASP

At the heart of CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP is a feature film that will be shown inside portable dome theaters on curved screens, enveloping guests in the sights and sounds of aviation and the experience of the WASP.

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Nell Bright, WASP

The story of Nell Bright – a WASP.

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Latest News

Henry Alphonso Wise, Jr.

Henry Alphonso Wise, Jr. May 26, 1920 – May 2, 2003 Class: 44-B-SE Graduation Date: 2/8/194 Service # 0821924 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron Read his

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Jean Downey Harman

Jean Downey Harman 1924 – January 21, 2023 Class: 44-W-9 Graduated: November 8, 1944 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Assigned Bases: Marana Army Air

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Elizabeth Hartz Carroll

Elizabeth P. Hartz Carroll 1911-June 17, 2018 Class: 43-W-7 Training Location:  Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown:  BT-13, PT-19, AT-11, AT-6, C-47, UC-78 Assigned bases:

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Events

march

23marAll Day26Barksdale AFB, LA - Defenders of Liberty Air ShowEvent Type :P-51 Mustang,Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail,Rise Above: WASP

april

03aprAll Day15Fort Worth, TXEvent Type :Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail,Rise Above: WASP

18aprAll Day23Gastonia, NCEvent Type :Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail,Rise Above: WASP

may

04mayAll Day07Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA - Air Power Over Hampton RoadsEvent Type :P-51 Mustang,Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail,Rise Above: WASP

09mayAll Day14Meadville, PA - North Coast Flight SchoolEvent Type :P-51 Mustang,Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail,Rise Above: WASP

17mayAll Day21Warren, OHEvent Type :P-51 Mustang,Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail,Rise Above: WASP

25mayAll Day28Omaha, NEEvent Type :P-51 Mustang,Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail,Rise Above: WASP

31mayAll Day04junWindsor Locks, CTEvent Type :P-51 Mustang,Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail,Rise Above: WASP

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CAF RISE ABOVE is looking for exceptional volunteers to become CAF Rise Above Ambassadors!

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