Tuskegee Airman Detroiter says Enemy Treated Him Better than U.S. During World War II [Slideshow]

The Tuskegee Airmen are the military’s first black fighter pilots.

The mobile tribute to the unit known as the “Red Tail Squadron” was in Detroit recently, featuring native son and retired Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson.

He spoke with WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter about a squadron Jefferson says was not supposed to be successful.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of Lt. Col. Jefferson and his artwork.

Image credit: redtail.org

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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