Profile - The CAF Red Tail Project

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South St. Paul, MN, United States
The mission of the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Red Tail Squadron is to preserve and share the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black military pilots. The Airmen served with distinction during WWII (and beyond). They overcame racism on the ground to fight fascism in the air, fighting for a country that turned a blind eye to policies and a large population that discriminated against these men and their families because of the color of their skin. The CAF Red Tail Squadron restored and flies a red-tailed P-51C Mustang such as the Airmen flew during WWII. The airplane appears at air shows in North America and at each stop her crew tells the story of the Airmen and how through persistence and courage they overcame huge obstacles in order to serve in the military. In 2011, the CAF Red Tail Squadron developed a traveling exhibit called "RISE ABOVE" to educate people - especially young people - about the Airmen and how they demonstrated the importance of setting goals and overcoming obstacles in order to succeed.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spreading the Message of the CAF Red Tail Squadron

We’ve had a great week at Sun ‘n Fun thus far!  For the most part the weather has been nice (with some inclement weather here or there) and the people have been fantastic.  They say, “a picture is worth a thousand words” and we couldn’t agree more.  

We thought it would be fun to share a couple of images and the smiling faces we’ve encountered over the last few weeks.  These two are from the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston.  We'll continue to post more images on our Facebook and Instagram (@cafredtail) pages as they become available.  We hope you enjoy!   

At the 1940 Air Terminal Museum - Houston
Copyrighted by Kevin Hong,Sector K Media. All rights reserved.

1940 Air Terminal Museum - Houston
Copyrighted by Kevin Hong,Sector K Media. All rights reserved.

Next stop is the Tallahassee Open House, April 17-20.  Will you be joining us? 

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