Observances

Video: The Tenacious Tuskegee

Feb. 26, 2019

The Tuskegee Airmen created an enduring legacy that goes beyond their World War II aerial achievements. Known as the Red Tails because of the distinctive red paint on the tails of their fighter aircraft, these men lived by six guiding principles: Aim High, Believe in Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready to Go, Never Quit and Expect to Win. Tuskegee Airman Frank Macon shares his memories.

Franklin Macon poses for his official portrait as a Tuskegee Airman
Tuskegee Gear
Franklin Macon poses for his official portrait as a Tuskegee Airman with his flight gear.
Photo By: Courtesy Photo by Franklin Macon
VIRIN: 190225-D-ZZ999-0002C
Frank’s High School photo
Franklin Macon
Franklin Macon poses for his high school photograph.
Photo By: Courtesy Photo by Franklin Macon
VIRIN: 190225-D-ZZ999-0001C
Franklin Macon stands for a photo in his flight suit
Tuskegee Flightline
Franklin Macon stands for a photo while on the flightline in his Tuskegee Airmen flight suit.
Photo By: Courtesy photo by Franklin Macon
VIRIN: 190225-D-ZZ999-0003C

Video by Air Force Senior Airman Nicole Reed