Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

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Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Post by koimaster » February 20th 2016, 9:25pm

Mitchell Higginbotham, a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the African American pilots who graduated from Tuskegee Institute and flew as fighters and served in bomber squadrons during World War II, has died.

Higginbotham, a resident of Rancho Mirage, passed away on Sunday at the age of 94.

He received his wings and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force on Feb. 1, 1945, after completing training at the segregated Tuskegee Army Airfield as a member of class 44-K-TE.


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Re: Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Post by Tzimisces » February 22nd 2016, 7:29am

conjurer wrote:More than a few Nazi bastards learned their racial theories were bullshit at the hands of these guys.

RIP.

More than a few Americans as well. These guys had to fight for the right to fight.
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Re: Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Post by koimaster » April 15th 2019, 9:29am

In dallas at the museum of flight there is an exhibit of the Tuskegee Airman. It is a permanent one. https://www.flightmuseum.com/tuskegee-airmen-exhibit/
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