The Ninety-Ninth Squadron

Under Alabama's sun the first Negro fighter squadron in the world was training last week in circumstances which might have exasperated Job.

Sepia Soldiers. The Tuskegee school to train pilots for the 99th Fighter Squadron of the Army Air Forces was established in July 1941. Primary pilot training began on a small field near Tuskegee Institute, the famed Negro college, was carried on into its basic and advanced stages in November and January at a spanking new airport every bit as good as those built for white pilots. Candidates were chosen by the...

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