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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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Gertrude M. Wenzel Milner

Gertrude Marcia Wenzel Milner October 8, 1920 – July 26, 2012 Class: 43-W-8 Training Location: Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes flown: PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, B-17,

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Betty Archibald Fernandes

Betty Jane Archibald Fernandes November 1, 1920 – Jine 14, 2004 Class: 43-W–3 Training Locations: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes

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Nancy E. Nesbit Staples

Nancy E. Nesbit Staples April 10, 1921 – November 10, 2006 Class: 43-W-4 Training Location: Houston Municipal Airport (Tex.) and Avenger Field (Sweetwater, Tex.) Planes

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23febAll Day26Colorado - Wings Over The RockiesEvent Type :Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail


26marAll Day27Mississippi - Wings Over ColumbusEvent Type :Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail


06aprAll Day17Texas - National Multicultural Heritage MuseumEvent Type :Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail

23aprAll DayKentucky - Thunder Over LouisvilleEvent Type :P-51 Mustang

23aprAll Day24Texas - Great Texas AirshowEvent Type :Rise Above Traveling Exhibit,Rise Above: Red Tail


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


You share in our belief that the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and WASP can positively affect children for generations to come.