Leslie L.A. Williams
Tuskegee Airmen – Red Tail!
February 7 11:00AM
Capt. Leslie "Les" Williams is one of the few original Tuskegee Airmen. Tuskegee Airmen is the term used to describe the black fighter pilots of the 99th Pursuit Squadron, later incorporated into the 332nd Fighter Group, who fought during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps that were trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field, Tuskegee, Alabama.
The History and Accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen
The combat record of the Tuskegee Airmen speaks for itself:
Come and enjoy the stories of this great American hero!
- over 15,000 combat sorties (including 6000+ for the 99th prior to July '44)
- 111 German airplanes destroyed in the air, another 150 on the ground
- 950 railcars, trucks, and other motor vehicles destroyed
- 1 destroyer sunk by P-47 machine gun fire
- sixty-six pilots killed in action or accidents
- thirty-two pilots downed and captured, POWs
- NO bombers lost while being escorted by the 332nd, a unique achievement
For more on Capt. Williams read an interview done by eleven year old Evan