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By Charles W. Dryden

ISBN-10: 0817308563

ISBN-13: 9780817308568

A-Train is the tale of 1 of the black americans who, in the course of international conflict II, graduated from Tuskegee (AL) Flying institution and served as a pilot within the military Air Corps’ 99th Pursuit Squadron. Charles W. Dryden offers a fast paced, balanced, and private account of what it used to be wish to organize for a occupation typically closed to African americans, how he coped with the frustrations and hazards of wrestle, and the way he, in addition to many fellow black pilots, navigators, bombardiers, and crewmen, emerged with an impressive warfare checklist. less than the command of Colonel Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the Tuskegee airmen fought over North Africa, Sicily, and Europe, escorting American bomber crews who revered their "no-losses" list. a few have been shot down, a lot of them have been killed or captured by way of the enemy, and a number of other received medals of valor and honor. however the airmen nonetheless confronted nice obstacles of racial prejudice within the military and at domestic. As a member of that elite team of younger pilots who fought for his or her kingdom abroad whereas being denied civil liberties at domestic, Dryden provides an eloquent tale that may contact every reader. 

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Of course the recruiting office was closed on Saturday. That was the longest weekend of my life, but finally it was Monday and I "opened" the recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street. M. He didn't seem overjoyed at seeing me but, wordlessly, after piddling around for about a half hour, he shoved the application form to me across his desk and handed me a pen to fill it out. About an hour later, after having labored over it, I handed it to him. " "Yeah," I replied. " "Oh yeah? " "CPT? " "Well," he said triumphantly, "you can't enlist.

I had just had my first knockdown by Jim Crow and it made me sick at heart. A month later came Round Two, with the recruiting sergeantanother knockdown. Yet another month later it was October 1940. Tucked way back in the back pages of the Bronx Home News one Saturday was an article that I happened to see. S. " H-A-L-L-E-L-U-J-A-H! Thank you, Jesus! Of course the recruiting office was closed on Saturday. That was the longest weekend of my life, but finally it was Monday and I "opened" the recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street.

Thank you, Jesus! Of course the recruiting office was closed on Saturday. That was the longest weekend of my life, but finally it was Monday and I "opened" the recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street. M. He didn't seem overjoyed at seeing me but, wordlessly, after piddling around for about a half hour, he shoved the application form to me across his desk and handed me a pen to fill it out. About an hour later, after having labored over it, I handed it to him. " "Yeah," I replied. " "Oh yeah? " "CPT?

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