Tens of thousands of Americans flew aircraft in World War II. These brave young men risked their lives by serving their country. But many white Americans did not want blacks to become pilots. Rumors claimed that blacks were less capable of learning how to fly than whites. A group of servicemen would crush those racist rumors. A project created by the United States Army Air Corps in 1941 at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) trained nearly a thousand African Americans to become fighter pilots. Called the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black group was credited with 15,500 sorties (individual missions) during the war. This book about the brave Tuskegee Airmen will help you separate the legend from the fact.