Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

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Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Postby koimaster » February 20th 2016, 9:25pm

Mitchell Higginbotham, a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the African American pilots who graduated from Tuskegee Institute and flew as fighters and served in bomber squadrons during World War II, has died.

Higginbotham, a resident of Rancho Mirage, passed away on Sunday at the age of 94.

He received his wings and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force on Feb. 1, 1945, after completing training at the segregated Tuskegee Army Airfield as a member of class 44-K-TE.


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Re: Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Postby Wasp » February 21st 2016, 9:23am

Fought some tough ass adversaries at altitude and then fought more when they landed. They have my utmost respect.
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Postby TemerityB » February 21st 2016, 4:17pm

Bless each and every one of those men. Glad he lived a long life.
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Re: Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Postby Mark1 » February 21st 2016, 8:23pm

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Re: Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Postby conjurer » February 21st 2016, 8:51pm

More than a few Nazi bastards learned their racial theories were bullshit at the hands of these guys.

RIP.
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Postby Tzimisces » February 22nd 2016, 7:29am

conjurer wrote:More than a few Nazi bastards learned their racial theories were bullshit at the hands of these guys.

RIP.

More than a few Americans as well. These guys had to fight for the right to fight.
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Re: Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Postby koimaster » April 15th 2019, 9:29am

In dallas at the museum of flight there is an exhibit of the Tuskegee Airman. It is a permanent one. https://www.flightmuseum.com/tuskegee-airmen-exhibit/
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Re: Tuskegee Airman of Rancho Mirage dies at 94

Postby Hawk » April 15th 2019, 2:18pm

Too bad the movie celebrating the Tuskegee airmen was such a sorry sack of shit.

They deserved better - much better.
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