The Tuskegee Airmen made history as the first black pilots to serve in America's armed forces. Beginning in 1941, the all-black 99th Pursuit Squadron trained in Tuskegee, Alabama. Many of the elite group of pilots, navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, and others trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field would serve in Europe during World War II, flying combat missions with the 99th as well as the 332nd Fighter Group. The Tuskegee Airmen served honorably and fought valiantly for America, amassing impressive combat records and earning distinguished citations. After the war, they returned to a nation where racism severely limited their livelihoods and even their lives. On Veterans Day, we remember the bravery of the Tuskegee Airmen with a look at some of those we have lost.