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Vance Marchbanks’ Contribution to Public Health Policy on Sickle Cell Disease

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Dr. Vance Marchbanks, Jr. is famous in both the black history and aerospace history communities for his accomplishments as one of the first in his field. He was one of two black MDs to complete the United States Army Air Corps School in Aerospace Medicine at the beginning of World War II. His fame continued   …Continue Reading

Tuskegee Red Lands at Air and Space!

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During World War II, a group of young, enthusiastic and skilled African American men pressed the limits of flight and the boundaries of racial inequality by becoming Army Air Forces pilots. Most of these pilots trained at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama. One of the most popular and beautiful plants of that region is a   …Continue Reading

Flying the “Spirit of Tuskegee” Part III

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This piece is a follow up to the posts below, in which I describe my experience flying a PT-13 Stearman that was used to train Tuskegee Airmen during WWII, from Moton Field, Alabama to Andrews AFB. This  aircraft has been accessioned into the collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Please   …Continue Reading

“Spirit of Tuskegee” arrives at the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar – Part II

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This post is a follow up to the following: Tuskegee Bird Flies North Spirit of Tuskegee Arrives at Andrews AFB During the Stearman trip to DC, while each and every moment created either a new and exciting memory for me or revived one of the old ones from my Air Force flying days, there were   …Continue Reading

Spirit of Tuskegee Arrives at Andrews AFB

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This post is a follow up to Tuskegee Bird Flies North. …So I was on the phone Monday evening and my wife asked me, “Well, what did you do today?” With subtle nonchalance I said, “Well, I strapped into the front seat of Matt’s Stearman, ya know, the one that was flown by the Tuskegee   …Continue Reading