Tue, Dec 12, 2006
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the
right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the
day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"I think they are trying to destroy our record. What's
the point now?"
Source: Former Tuskegee Airman Carrol Woods.
Two historians say the claim that America's first black fighter
pilots never lost a bomber to enemy fire while flying escort runs
in World War II may be inaccurate. William F. Holton has been the
historian for Tuskegee Airmen Inc. for nearly 10 years... and he
says Air Force records show at least a few bombers were shot down
while under escort by the famed Red Tail Squadron. That conclusion
is supported by Daniel Haulman, of the Air Force Historical
Research Agency at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.
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