Thursday, March 18, 2010

Two Original Tuskegee Airmen in Newnan Tonight

The Tuskegee Airmen will be the focus of Newnan-Coweta Historical Society program 7 p.m. tonight at the Depot History Center, 60 East Broad Street in downtown Newnan.

The program will feature original airmen Hiram Little and Leroy Eley.

Admission is free, and there will be coffee and dessert.

These two men will relate their experiences as this country's first black airmen during World War II.

The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected escort fighter groups of World War II.

During World War II the Tuskegee Airmen had one of the lowest loss records of U.S. bombers by enemy fighters. Their achievements, together with the men and women who supported them, paved the way for full integration of the U.S. Military.