Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit on NBC Connecticut

In spring 2023 the New England Air Museum will unveil our newest exhibit- Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories. 

The New England Air Museum is honored to be working with the children of Tuskegee Airmen to create an extraordinary exhibit. Through first-hand stories about their parent’s war and post-war experiences, visitors will have the rare opportunity to get to know the airmen in a uniquely personal way.

The Tuskegee Airmen achieved excellence while defending our country, exhibiting an extraordinary will and determination to do so under the most unimaginable circumstances. They were subjected to racism, segregation, and often declared to be too inferior to serve, due to their race. Over the course of the war, the Tuskegee Airmen flew 1,578 missions and 15,533 sorties, destroyed 261 enemy aircraft, and won more than 850 medals.



  • Cynthia Adams

    Approximately 25 years ago when our son, Andrew Adams, was a middle school student, he chose the Tuskegee Airmen as his project for History Day. His choice was influenced by Col. Bertram Wilson who was a neighbor, a friend of mine from The University of Connecticut, and a Tuskegee Airman. Bert then met regularly with Andrew for many weeks as he became Andrew’s mentor on the project. Andrew did not win the State Prize on History Day, many projects looked more professionally designed, but he won a friend. Andrew presented his project to the NEAM (along with a donation from his parents) and suggested that this exhibit was needed in CT. I hope in some small way Bert and Andy were an influence. Good going NEAM! Can’t wait to see the exhibit.

  • Carlos Morales

    I’m very happy to hear of the upcoming newest exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen. I hope it includes stories on members of the Tuskegee Airman that were not pilots like the maintenance folks such as mechanic James Shipley. If you never heard of his story, recommend reading “Together as One: The Legacy of James Shipley, World War II Tuskegee Airman”. I look forward to seeing the exhibit in the spring!

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