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    • Heroes Not Welcome (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES) [video]

    • world war II nebraska combat Tuskegee airmen alabama charles lane paul adams African American prejudice
    • By the end of the World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen had destroyed 261 enemy aircraft. The """"Redtails"""", as they were known, flew 200 bomber escort missions against some of the most heavily defended targets in Axis territory and lost a very...
    • Tuskegee: Radical Experiment (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES) [video]

    • world war II nebraska combat Tuskegee airmen alabama charles lane paul adams African American prejudice
    • Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. But in 1941, an Army Air Forces (formerly Army Air Corps) program was started in Tuskegee, Alabama to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. In...
    • Munich (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES) [video]

    • world war II nebraska combat Charles Lane Munich Germany pilot Tuskegee fighter squadron African American
    • The city of Munich, Germany was hit by 71 Allied air raids over a period of six years. In 1945, as a wingman pilot who protected the bomber planes, Tuskegee Airman Charles Lane Jr. flew on one of those raids. The 99th Fighter Squadron’s target:...
    • After the Atomic Bomb (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES) [video]

    • world war II nebraska japanese surrender atomic bomb duane tunnyhill marvin carcich richard kaplan
    • The United States accepted the Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945. Several Nebraskans describe the event and what happened at the official treaty signing after the atomic bomb. Pfc. Duane Tunnyhill, Private First Class, 28th Marines, 5th Marine...
    • End of World War II (THE WAR:  NEBRASKA STORIES) [video]

    • world war II nebraska victory Japan Europe v-j day v-e day duane tunnyhill marvin carcich
    • Nebraskans wholeheartedly celebrated the end of the war. They looked forward to the return of their loved ones and to a world at peace. In North Platte and all over Nebraska, both V-E (Victory in Europe) and V-J (Victory in Japan) Days were...

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