Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Planned For Pittsburgh
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) – Officials at Pittsburgh International Airport are planning to honor the Tuskegee Airmen with an exhibit to open in September.
Allegheny County Airport Authority officials and others say a corporate sponsorship drive has begun to raise about $40,000 for the exhibit.
Tuskegee Airmen were the U.S. military’s first black pilots during World War II. More members of the group – including 95 men and one woman – came from western Pennsylvania than any other area of the country.
The exhibit will feature plaques naming three Tuskegee Airmen killed in combat, and a television monitor will show highlights from a documentary, “Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen’’ that was show on Pittsburgh’s Public Broadcasting Service station, WQED-TV.
An opening ceremony is scheduled for the first week in September.