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Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story Of A Tuskegee Airman

In May, 1944, Col. Harold Brown graduated from Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) and was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group. During World War II, Col. Brown flew 30 missions as a bomber-escort fighter pilot before being shot down on a strafing mission and held as a German POW. He was liberated by General George Patton’s forces in 1945. After the war ended, he continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1965 as a Lieutenant Colonel, with 23 years of active duty service. Brown’s newly-released memoir chronicles his wartime experiences as one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, fighting two wars at once: one against Hitler’s fascist regime overseas and one against racial segregation at home.

On August 15, Brown along with his co-author and wife Marsha Bordner will discuss the book and screen a short film about Brown’s life in the Archives’ Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium. Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman (2017) is published by the University of Alabama Press. Copies will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information about the book talk, call (334) 353- 4689. 

Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

More Information on Website:

Alabama Department of Archives & History 624 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36130

Free Event

Category: History

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