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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

Lucius Theus

MG Lucius Theus October 11, 1922 – October 15, 2007 Major General Lucius Theus was the first African-American combat support officer to be promoted General

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Percy Ellis Sutton

Percy Ellis Sutton November 24, 1920 – December 26, 2009 Percy Sutton became one of America’s best-known lawyers in the 1950s and ’60s, representing controversial

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Wilmeth Sidat-Singh

2nd Lt. Wilmeth Sidat-Singh March 13, 1918 – May 9, 1943 Class 43-C-SE A celebrated African-American athlete at Syracuse University in the 1930s and an

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Events

april

17aprAll DayKentucky - Thunder over LouisvilleEvent Type :P-51 Mustang

june

05junAll Day06Louisiana - Chennault International AirshowEvent Type :Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: WASP

19junAll DayColorado - BoulderEvent Type :P-51 Mustang,Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail

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

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