This resin statuette has an expression you will always enjoy and commemorate. Hand painted with a matte glaze to enhance the details.
WORLD REPLICA of CHARLES "A-TRAIN" DRYDEN'S TUSKEGEE AIRCRAFT
Experience the unique beauty of Susan Clayton's hand sculpted resin design and commermorate the Airmen's legacy of courage and resolve.
Tuskegee Arimen WW II Soldier Price $130 + $13 Shipping and Handling
Replica of Charles "A-Train" Dryden's Aircraft Price $140 + $13 Shipping and Handling
Please Allow Fifteen (15) Days to Receive
Contact info for Bettye Rivers:
Bettye Rivers, 5192 Hidden Hill Trace, Stone Mountain, GA 30088
Make checks payable to Bettye Rivers
African Americans have been involved in all of America's wars both declared and undeclared since the Revolutionary War. However, the urgency of World War II changed the face of America's armed forces and most dramatically, the world stage of aviation.
Institutional racism gave birth to the 66th Air Force Flying School at Tuskegee Institute. On May 31, 1943, the 99th Squadron, the first group of men trained at Tuskegee Institute began their journey through history while redefining America's relationship with African Americans in the armed forces.
After destroying enemy resistance in the Sicilian Island of Pantelleria, the Tuskegee Airmen heroically participated in famous battles of Monte Cassino, Rove, Southern France, Greece, The Balkans, and finally Germany.
The 99th, 100th, 301st and 302nd Squadrons were combined to form the 332nd fighter group which never lost a bomber they excorted to enemy aircraft fire. The Tuskegee Airmen downed 111 enemy fighters and destroyed countless other targets. Courage and determination scored a double victory, one over Nazism and the other over racism. These victories paved the path for the opportunities of Africian American aviators and astronauts of today and tomorrow. Sixty-six Tuskegee Airmen gave their lives in aerial combat.
I humbly present this statutte to commemorate all of the African American combat pioneers, but expecially to honor the fallen sixty-six Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.
Bettye Rivers, Visionary
Susan Clayton, Sculptor
African American World War II Soldier. Members of the Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, hereby endorse River Flow Productions, Inc. in the production of commemorative figurines to honor the Tuskegee Airmen on this 17th day of November 2004.
Val Archer, President, Original Tuskegee Airmen
Wilbur G. Mason, Treasurer, Original Tuskegee Airmen
Charles W. Dryden
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