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JOHN DAVIES: Red Tails now fighting for area youths

JOHN DAVIES: Red Tails now fighting for area youths

By now, most know that nearly 1,000 black pilots challenged the status quo by their courage and discipline in protecting American B-17s. As bomber escorts, they flew the P-51 planes with red tails made famous in the movie “Red Tails.”

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TFS senior speaks at Lansing Historical Society

TFS senior speaks at Lansing Historical Society

LANSING | T.F. South High School senior Mitchell Seymour speaks before a crowd of more than 200 at the February meeting of the Lansing Historical Society, which was held in cooperation with the T.F. South History Club.

March 01, 2013 6:04 pm
President of Tuskegee Airmen speaks at TFS

President of Tuskegee Airmen speaks at TFS

LANSING | Ken Rapier, president of the DODO Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, spoke Monday at Thornton Fractional South High School at a joint event of the Lansing Historical Society and the T.F. South History Club. The event was attended by more than 200 guests.

March 01, 2013 5:49 pm
Tuskegee Airman: You can do great things

Tuskegee Airman: You can do great things

SAUK VILLAGE | Virgil Poole was a  World War II combat pilot, one of the renowned "Tuskegee Airmen" who helped establish that African-Americans could fly planes in the military.

February 19, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Tuskegee Airmen Dodo Chapter to come to TFS

LANSING | The Lansing Historical Society and the TF South History Club are hosting a presentation by the Tuskegee Airmen Dodo Chapter of Chicago. The presentation will take place Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the TF South grand lobby.

February 18, 2013 3:03 pm

Lansing Historical Society, T.F. South History Club team up for Tuskegee Airmen program

This year I have really enjoyed planning programs for the Lansing Historical Society as vice president. Last summer I asked the board if they’d mind going with a World War II theme this year and the suggestion was met with enthusiastic agreement.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am

Late Tuskegee Airman was favorite teacher of state senator

INDIANAPOLIS | Quentin Smith was a Tuskegee Airman, a former Gary city councilman and a living legend when he died Tuesday at age 94.

January 17, 2013 7:15 pm Related

Quentin Smith was bombardier

A story in Wednesday's editions incorrectly described Quentin Smith's role in the military. The story should have stated that he served as a bombardier with the Tuskegee Airmen. The Times regrets the error.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith dies at 94

Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith dies at 94

GARY | Quentin Smith, one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, died Tuesday at the age of 94.

January 15, 2013 9:31 pm Photos

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Mayor presents Tuskegee Airman Quentin P. Smith with Replica Medal, Key to City and Pin

Mayor presents Tuskegee Airman Quentin P. Smith with Replica Medal, Key to City and Pin

GARY | Today, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson presented Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith of Gary, Indiana, with a replacement for his Congressional Gold Medal bronze replica which was stolen from his home last year.

April 23, 2012 9:42 am
Stolen medal replaced for Gary Tuskegee Airman

Stolen medal replaced for Gary Tuskegee Airman

GARY | Saying they wanted to right the wrong done when former Tuskegee Airman Quentin Smith's Congressional Gold Medal was stolen, officials on Friday presented him a replacement.

April 20, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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Tuskegee Airman to receive replacement medal Friday

Tuskegee Airman to receive replacement medal Friday

GARY | A 93-year-old member of the Tuskegee Airmen from Gary who had the medal he received for his service stolen from his home last summer will receive a new one Friday, according to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office.

April 18, 2012 12:45 pm
MARK KIESLING: Medal theft reaches a new low in thievery

MARK KIESLING: Medal theft reaches a new low in thievery

Just when you think human nature has sunk to its nadir, someone comes along and surprises you with how low a person can go.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am
Thornton Township welcomes Tuskegee Airmen

Thornton Township welcomes Tuskegee Airmen

RIVERDALE | Some of the original Tuskegee Airmen signed autographs and spoke with visitors who attended a special screening of "Double Victory," the documentary on the World War II pilots' experiences, on Friday at the Thornton Township Senior, Youth and Family Services Center.

February 24, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Portion of I-57 renamed to honor Tuskegee Airmen

Portion of I-57 renamed to honor Tuskegee Airmen

MARKHAM | For Bev Dunjill, the fact that officials gathered peacefully Monday to honor black World War II Army Air Corps pilots reflects societal changes in the past six decades.

February 20, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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VIDEO: Illinois honors Tuskegee Airmen

VIDEO: Illinois honors Tuskegee Airmen

Gov. Pat Quinn and other state officials rename a stretch of Interstate 57 the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail on Monday in Markham.

February 20, 2012 6:24 pm

Thornton Township hosts Tuskegee Airmen on Feb. 24

RIVERDALE | Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli in conjunction with the Thornton Township Human Relations Commission hosts "Black Images in Aviation: The Sky is No Limit," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24, according to a news release from the township.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
Group pays tribute to memory of Tuskegee Airmen at Cal City school

Group pays tribute to memory of Tuskegee Airmen at Cal City school

CALUMET CITY | The famed Tuskegee Airmen, all-black units in the Army Air Corps during World War II, consisted of 450 African-Americans serving as pilots in combat.

February 17, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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East Chicago Public Library hosts Black History Month Events

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library has an exciting line-up of programs in celebration of Black History Month. The theme for this year's program is: African Americans Struggle for Freedom. The programs will be held at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The events …

February 10, 2012 5:53 pm
Tuskegee Airmen spent time in Rantoul

Tuskegee Airmen spent time in Rantoul

In this September 1941 photo provided by the Chanute Air Museum, William Cobb, right, directs Cecil Nelson, second from left, and Jack K. Dorsey, fourth from left, along with other members of the 99th Pursuit Squadron Glee Club at Chanute Field in Rantoul, Ill.

February 03, 2012 12:00 am
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