Tuskegee Airmen: A brief history

TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) - They flew their way into history and now they're landing back at Moton Air Field. The famed Tuskegee Airmen are being honored with a new national historic site.

The site highlights the airmen's heroic actions during World War II.

The all-black unit helped lead to integration of the armed forces and their record, well, there's none like it.

The soldiers never lost a single bomber that was being escorted by them. That is a record unmatched by any other fighter group.

In 2007 the airmen received the highest military award, the Congressional Gold Medal.

The elite airmen began their training in Tuskegee in 1941.

That training base is now home to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic site, and a portion of the famous Moton Field is now restored and dedicated to the men who braved bullets and segregation for their country.