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Tuskegee Airmen - Loch Haven Park, Orlando, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 28° 34.334 W 081° 22.067
17R E 464031 N 3160649
Quick Description: A monument to 'The Red Tail Pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen' - Who were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. The bronze sculpture stands proudly at the entrance to the Orlando Science Center, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2014 2:54:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMKM5E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
A bronze sculpture showing four planes on a twisted flight path, that looks like a tree, has pride of place in front of the main entrance to the Orlando Science Centre, at Loch Haven Park.

"Red Tail Pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen Honored with Monument at Orlando Science Center November 11 2013. The airmen get some long overdue recognition to a group of African-American WWII fighter pilots. Known as the Red Tail Pilots, this subset of the Tuskegee Airmen played a quintessential role in U.S. aviation history in spite of the racial discrimination they faced at the time. While the Tuskegee Airmen were collectively awarded a Gold Medal by Congress at a 2007 ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, the Red Tail Pilots have yet to receive such an honour.

That changed on Monday, November 11 when the City of Orlando, the Orlando Science Center and Vision of Flight, Inc. dedicate a Red Tail Pilots Monument at the Orlando Science Center. 12 of the original Red Tail Pilots will be in attendance at the ceremony, which begins at 10:00 a.m. Standing over 14 feet tall, the marble and bronze statue will stand at the Orlando Science Center’s Loch Haven Park entrance. The dedication ceremony event is open to the public.
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From Wikipedia:

"The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. Formally, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces.

African Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws and the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. All black military pilots who trained in the United States (including five Haitians) trained at Moton Field and Tuskegee Army Air Field, located near Tuskegee, Alabama." Text Source: (visit link)
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Type of memorial: Monument

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