Tuskegee Fighter Pilots Visit Houston to Remember the Historic Flight Squadron

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/10/2019, 8:43 a.m.

HoustonPublicMedia.org reports the following. Two World War II heroes are visiting Houston on Monday evening. Retired Lieutenant Colonels Harry T. Stewart Jr. and Alexander Jefferson flew numerous combat missions in Europe as part of the Tuskegee Airmen’s 332ndFighter Group, and will appear during a presentation of a documentary about their lives as fighter pilots in the historic squadron. The documentary is the first installment of a series titled “Our story: Our voices” and will be premiered at Space Center Houston at 6 p.m. The series was funded by the Ford Motor Company Fund and Pamela Alexander, the Director of Community Development with the fund, said they chose Houston because of its historic role in flight and space exploration. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American flying unit in the U.S. military. They got their name because they trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama.