At 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3, learn about famed African American aviators.
The Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N, will celebrate African-American History Month by hosting a program titled “The Tuskegee Airmen” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3.
During World War II, a question was raised and answered that later became known as the “Tuskegee Experience.”
The nation’s first African-American military aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen, are remembered in this presentation designed to tell their story and reveal their achievements. Presented by retired Brig. Gen. Ernest George Talbert, U.S. Air Force, this program will also include information about the achievements of other African-American warriors and civilian aviators who preceded the “Tuskegee Experience.”
Talbert is the first African-American general in the the Delaware National Guard. He is the immediate past president of the John H. Porter, First State Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Talbert is a command pilot with more than 6,500 flying hours including combat hours in Operation Desert Storm and the Balkans conflict. Upon his retirement in January 2009, he accepted a state promotion to the rank of major general. Talbert is a 2012 inductee into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame, and he currently serves on the Delaware Technical Community College board of trustees.
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