We are excited to announce that our Virtual Museum has gained significant traction since it’s launch in the fall of 2017, adding new artifacts, memorials, artwork and mementos honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. If you share our interest in increasing awareness about these iconic American heroes, we encourage you to share a photo and information of your items at redtail.org/share-piece-history-virtual-museum/.
As an added bonus, if you chose to showcase your items and submit through the above link, you will be entered in our monthly drawing for a prize as well as a grand prize drawing at the end of the year. This promotion is the our way of saying thank you to the community of supporters who are working together to make the CAF Red Tail Squadron Virtual Museum the destination for gaining a personal, human perspective of the experience of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Interesting new additions to the Virtual Museum include underwater wreckage of aircraft flown by Tuskegee Airman Frank Moody explored by the group Diving with a Purpose, and a photo of Tuskegee Airman Charles Lane flying a P-51 on a mission over Europe taken from inside the B-17 it was assigned to escort. Check out these and many other interesting and thought-provoking artifacts to learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen from a perspective you won’t find anywhere else.
“We are enormously proud of this endeavor and how well it has been received,” said CAF Red Tail Squadron Marketing Director LaVone Kay. “Our work started out with one airplane, meticulously restored to be able to educate people about the Tuskegee Airmen. Through perseverance and the goodwill of our supporters, our message of inspiration has flourished far beyond our humble beginnings. The Virtual Museum is another tool we’ve facilitated to honor this important piece of black history, and inspire people with the incredible story of the Tuskegee Airmen.”
“Step inside” the CAF Red Tail Squadron Virtual Museum at redtail.org/virtual-museum/.
The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. Learn more at www.redtail.org.