The Tuskegee Airmen; an illustrated history, 1939-1949.
Delving deeper than previous accounts portrayed in other media, this history of the only African-American military pilots in WWII offers a more complete detail of their missions. As the Tuskegee Airmen's story has become legendary, myths and inaccurate data have grown, including the popular belief that they "never lost a bomber." This book follows chronologically the facts surrounding the missions, ironing out prior discrepancies presented in film, books and stories. Through pictures and words, a vivid account of the Airmen and the support personnel critical to the success of their missions, is richly and more accurately retold. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)