Tuskegee Airmen to Receive the 2021 Clifford Henderson Trophy | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-Monday

Airborne Unmanned

Airborne Unlimited-Tuesday Airborne Special Edition Airborne Flight Training

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne-ANN Airborne Unlimited--04.05.21 Airborne-Unmanned--04.06.20 Airborne Unlimited--04.07.21 Airborne Special Edition--04.01.21 Airborne-Flight Training--04.08.20 Airborne Unlimited--04.09.21

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--04.05.21

Airborne-Unmanned--04.06.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.07.21 Airborne Special Edition--04.01.21 Airborne-Flight Training--04.08.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.09.21

Wed, Apr 07, 2021

Tuskegee Airmen to Receive the 2021 Clifford Henderson Trophy

Tuskegee Airmen Were The First Black Military Aviators In The Army Air Corps

NAA has announced that the Tuskegee Airmen have been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Clifford Henderson Trophy.

The Henderson Trophy, which is in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, was established in 1960 to honor the creator and Managing Director of the worldrenowned National Air Races from 1928-1939. Clifford Henderson’s work stimulated a generation’s interest in aviation and challenged the state of the art in aviation  development.

The trophy is awarded to “…a living individual, group of individuals, or an organization whose vision, leadership or skill made a significant and lasting contribution to the promotion and advancement of aviation and aerospace in the United States.”

Previous recipients of the Clifford Henderson Trophy include Colonel Joseph Kittinger, Marion Blakey, The United States Air Force Academy, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle, Senator Barry M. Goldwater, Scott Crossfield, the Ninety-Nines, and the 2020 recipient – Dr. Peggy Chabrian, Founder of Women in Aviation, International.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps (the predecessor to the modern-day U.S. Air Force). In 1941, with the start of World War II imminent, it was decided to offer training to African Americans as pilots, mechanics, and support staff. The new air base in Tuskegee, Alabama, became the center of the training program for over 14,000 black air personnel. First with the 99th Fighter Squadron and later with the 332nd Fighter Group, the Tuskegee Airmen made significant contributions to the war effort, serving in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Collectively, the airmen flew over 15,000 individual sorties throughout the war, earning 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and encouraging the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces in 1948.

“The Tuskegee Airmen served their country with bravery and skill,” expressed NAA President, Greg Principato. “And then, refusing to be defeated at home by a country that did not always appreciate them, came together to educate generations of students and fellow Americans to help form our more perfect Union. The contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen to their country and to our history will live on for centuries.”

“The Tuskegee Airmen are excited to be recognized with the presentation of the 2021 Clifford Henderson Trophy and to be a part of the long list of aviation pioneers recognized by the National Aeronautic Association,” said Jerry Burton, National President, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. “The World War II record and accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen are legendary and this award will be a part of the legacy.”

The Henderson Trophy for 2021 will be presented when health and safety protocols allow.

FMI: www.naa.aero

Advertisement

More News

Rocket Lab Will Attempt Electron Booster Recovery on Next Mission

Rocket Lab Hopes to Make 'Electron' The First Reusable Orbital Small Launch Vehicle Rocket Lab reports that on its next mission the company will attempt to bring a rocket back from>[...]

Airborne 04.09.21: Skyleader 600, UPS Commits To eVTOL, F-15EX 'Eagle II'

Also: Western Global Pilots, Tamarack Touts Aiken, Metro Delivers EC145E, FRASCA On TH-73A Program One of the new aircraft you might see at Sun ‘n Fun next week is an excepti>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.21): ODALS-Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System

ODALS-Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System Consists of seven omnidirectional flashing lights located in the approach area of a nonprecision runway. Five lights are located on t>[...]

Klyde Morris (04.09.21)

Klyde Is Simply Not A Fan Of The Green New Deal... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.10.21): Notices To Airmen Publication

Notices To Airmen Publication A publication issued every 28 days, designed primarily for the pilot, which contains NOTAMs, graphic notices, and other information considered essenti>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2021 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC