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Warbirds In Review 2019 Tuskegee Airmen P-51C Red Tail Mustang

Col Charles McGee earned his wings and commission on June 30, 1943, part of class 43-F. McGee remained on active duty 30 years. He flew fighter aircraft combat tours in three major military conflicts, completing 405 missions for the Army Air Forces and the Air Force. During his time in World War II, he flew the Bell P-39Q Airacobra, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt and North American P-51 Mustang. He is the only known fighter pilot who flew 100 or more combat missions in each of the following wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. George E. Hardy was called to active duty in July 1943 for basic training. In December his group was transferred to Tuskegee Army Air Field for Aviation Cadet training, as part of Class 44-H. He completed combat flying training in early February 1945 in the P47.  He was shipped overseas to Italy and flew 21 combat missions over Germany in the P-51. His long military career included the Korean War serving with the 19th Bomb Group at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa where he flew 45 combat missions over Korea in the B-29 aircraft. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1971. The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang, named Tuskegee Airmen, is an authentic and fully restored operational fighter from the WWII era. This awe-inspiring aircraft sparks conversations to educate young and old alike about the often-overlooked history of the Tuskegee Airmen that flew this same model as their signature aircraft in WWII. It is quite simply a museum without walls… and an awe inspiring one at that! Length 60:00.