The Tuskegee Airmen Wives Tell Their Stories

The Tuskegee Airmen Wives Tell Their Stories oral history project documents the lives and experiences of the wives of the men in the first African American flying units of the U.S. military – the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, the 477th Bombardment Group and related units – in order to create a public record. Focus is on the women’s experiences during the men’s training at the segregated Tuskegee Army Air Field, during World War II, and during the desegregation of the Air Force beginning in 1949. The project will deposit the oral histories and produce a book that will be available to the public.


Project Manager: Rosemary F. Crockett, Ph.D. Sponsoring institution: The Tuskegee Airmen Wives Auxiliary, East Coast Chapter-Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Address: P.O. Box 6831, Washington, DC 20020 Telephone: (202) 581-1926 Fax: (202) 581-1926 E-mail: