“The Tuskegee Airmen” Symposium at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Honoring the African-American aviators of WWII, The Tuskegee Airmen Symposium will be held at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor from 2 to 4pm Sunday, January 15, 2012, in the Museum’s Theater. The event is free to Museum members and included in the price of regular admission for non-members. General admission tickets may be purchased online at PacificAviationMuseum.org. For more information call 808-441-1007.

One of the aircraft the Tuskegee Airmen flew, with their recognizable red paint on the tail.

The Red Tail documentary film will be shown. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Dorothy Goldsborough, University of Hawaii professor and wife of a Tuskegee Airman, and former Tuskegee Airman Phillip Baham. MSgt Chandra Mark, president of the newly formed TIA Hawaii organization will give updates on the Hawaii chapter, the Artis-Baham-Goldsborough Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

A panel discussion will follow, with Dr. Goldsborough, Mr. Baham, and LtCol Brian Hill, the Commander of the 99th Air Refueling Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II, were the first African American military aviators in the United States military. Initially equipped with Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, the group also flew Bell P-39 Airacobras, Republic P-47 Thunderbolts, and North American P-51 Mustangs.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is open 9am to 5pm daily and is accessed by air-conditioned shuttle buses from the Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor Visitor Center parking area. For general information, phone 808-441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets, information, and to download a coupon for a free combat simulator flight.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization which is dependent on its members, volunteers, and donors for support.

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