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HI 198: Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman’s Firsthand Account of World War II with Harry Stewart

Gary Pinkerton talks to retired Lieutenant Colonel Harry Stewart, former Tuskegee Airman

Episode: 198

Guest: Lt. Col. Harry Stewart

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Gary Pinkerton talks to retired Lieutenant Colonel Harry Stewart, former Tuskegee Airman, about his experience as an Airman. Harry recounts some of his time in the service and dealing with the issue of being black in the service during the second World War.

Key Takeaways:

[3:48] When Harry’s love for flying began

[8:24] Harry has tried to inspire a love for flying with the youth even in retirement

[14:19] Harry’s mission in April 1945 ended in a lynching of one of the Airmen, but eventually a memorial was erected for the Airmen

[18:58] There are only 12 Airmen left alive today

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Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman’s Firsthand Account of World War II