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Father of the Tuskegee airmen, John C. Robinson

Summary: Across black America during the golden age of aviation, John C. Robinson was widely acclaimed as the long-awaited "black Lindbergh." Robinson's fame, which rivaled that of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, came primarily from his wartime role as the commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force after Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935. As the only African American who served during the war's entirety, the Mississippi-born Robinson garnered widespread recognition, sparking an interest in aviation among young black men and women.

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  • ISBN: 9781597974875
  • ISBN: 1597974870
  • ISBN: 9781597976060
  • ISBN: 1597976067
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, Inc., [2012]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: A rare beacon of hope, Gulfport -- Turning point: Tuskegee Institute and going north -- Breaking down more racial barriers -- Twin dreams: Tuskegee and Ethiopia -- Commanding Emperor Selassie's Imperial Ethiopian Air Force -- Fascist invasion of Ethiopia -- The gods of war turn against Ethiopia -- Returning a war hero -- Aviation visions burn brightly -- The winds of World War -- Epilogue.
Subject: Robinson, John Charles 1903-1954
African American air pilots Biography
African American fighter pilots Biography
Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936 Aerial operations, Ethiopian
Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936 Participation, American
Air pilots United States Biography

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629.13092 ROBINSON, JOHN C.
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