Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, U.S. Air Force, Tuskegee Airman

Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, U.S. Air Force, Tuskegee Airman

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Harry Stewart grew up with a love of flying and dreamed of becoming an airline pilot one day. But shortly after graduating high school, with the nation at war, Stewart found himself in in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

The military needed skilled pilots but would not let black and white personnel train or serve together. Stewart was sent to Tuskegee, Alabama, where he and other black pilots and crew members prepared to serve as fighter pilot escorts for American bombers over Europe.

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