|"100th Fighter Squadron patch"|
Contributed by Morris Foston II and Air Force ROTC Detachment 015 (The Future Tuskegee Airmen)
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The 100th FS was one of the Tuskegee Airmen squadrons during World War II, one of the famous all-black squadrons of the 332nd Fighter Group, activated on 19 February 1942 at Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama. It was returned to duty in 2007 as a replacement of the Alabama ANG 160th Fighter Squadron so the state could honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. (W)
|100th Fighter Squadron F-16C block 30 Fighting Falcon 87-0217 and P-51 Mustang - USAF Photo|
There I was surfing the Tube of You, as I am always seeking the finest in aircraft videos for you, my awesome readers. There I found the following gem. Vipers, Sierra Hotel airmen and a bit of history all rolled into one excellent video from the folks at US Military Videos & Photos. What more can an aviation enthusiast ask for?
(Beer, beer would be nice. But that's just me.)
After watching this video, I think it's safe to say that Alabama can be proud of its young warriors. I also think that it's safe to assume that these fine Americans have honored their predecessors, the Tuskegee Airmen, in stellar fashion.
|State Flag of Alabama|
Ladies and gentlemen, the Red Tails of the 100th Fighter Squadron, Alabama Air National Guard.