Overview: In the years between 1940 and 1946, during World War II, units of African Americans served in the United States Air Corps. They served as pilots, navigators, bombardiers, and support personal, but were required to serve in segregated flying units. They faced the same racial tensions and discriminations of the era, but were determined to serve and protect their country in spite of the jaunts and jeers. Using a variety of graphic organizers and activities selected for the academic level of students, students will be able to research and share information about this somewhat unknown group of heroes.
Graphic organizers to go with the unit are the following: