During the crusades of the middle ages, these knights were well recognized with their distinctive white mantles emblazoned with a red cross. Though their original purpose was to protect pilgrims from danger eventual they became defenders of the Crusader states in the Holy Land and were known as brave and highly skilled warriors.
Were trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. During World War II, they flew more than 15,000 individual sorties in Europe and North Africa where they gained recognition as The Red Tails for the uniquely painted red tails of their planes.
P-51D MustangTM “Duchess Arlene”
Was a red-tail P-51D flown by Lt. Robert Williams - a Tuskegee Airman – in 1945. He flew 50 combat missions from Italy with the 100th Fighter Squadron.