During World War II, a group of African–American pilots played an important role in taking down the enemies of the Allied forces. Today many people refer to this group as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the college in Alabama where the young pilots trained. Many white pilots didn t want to fly alongside the pilots from Tuskegee—simply because of their race. So the Tuskegee Airmen had to fight that prejudice along with the enemy. In the years that followed the war, many stories would be told about these pioneers. And along the way, a few exaggerations were added. But a fair amount of the impressive information you may have heard about the group is also true. This book examines which parts of the incredible story are fact, and which are fiction.