Tuskegee Airmen give living history lesson

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by CHRISTINE CALHOUN / WFAA-TV

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Posted on February 25, 2010 at 5:27 PM

ADDISON — Members of the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen spoke to high school ROTC students at Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison Thursday morning  at a Black History Month event.

The Airmen were the first black fighter pilots in the U.S. military during World War II.

The students also had the opportunity to see the only restored, working P-51C Mustang fighter plane in existence. It was flown during the airmen's missions during the war.

An 85-year-old airman told students he hopes they don't have to fly during a war; he said it's much more enjoyable when no one is shooting at you!

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