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Tuskegee Airman. Photo by Toni Frissell. March 1945

Tuskegee Airman. Photo by Toni Frissell. March 1945

Toni Frissell (March 10, 1907 - April 17, 1988). In 1941, Frissell volunteered her photographic services to the American Red Cross. Later she worked for the Eighth Army Air Force and became the official photographer of the Women's Army Corps. On their behalf, she took thousands of images of nurses, front-line soldiers, WACs, African-American airmen, and orphaned children.

Photographer Toni Frissell – 1907 – 1988

Toni Frissell (March 10, 1907 - April 17, 1988). In 1941, Frissell volunteered her photographic services to the American Red Cross. Later she worked for the Eighth Army Air Force and became the official photographer of the Women's Army Corps. On their behalf, she took thousands of images of nurses, front-line soldiers, WACs, African-American airmen, and orphaned children.

From the PBS Black Culture Connection- A short article on the Tuskegee Airmen with links to three additional sites with interviews and additional primary sources.  #DoubleVCampaign #TuskegeeAirmen #primarysource

From the PBS Black Culture Connection- A short article on the Tuskegee Airmen with links to three additional sites with interviews and additional primary sources. #DoubleVCampaign #TuskegeeAirmen #primarysource

Strong Black Men

Strong Black Men

Gen. Benjamin O. Davis pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on his son,  Lt. Col. Benjamin Davis, Jr.

Gen. Benjamin O. Davis pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on his son, Lt. Col. Benjamin Davis, Jr.

Tuskegee Airman Benjamin Davis <3 I have shaken the hands of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen and thanked them. It was amazing!

Tuskegee Airman Benjamin Davis <3 I have shaken the hands of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen and thanked them. It was amazing!

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

Cornelia Fort, 1941. Fort was a civilian instructor pilot at an airfield near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. She was killed on March 21, 1943 while ferrying BT-13 trainers in Texas, making her the first American woman to die on active military duty. She is pictured here with a PT-19A. Photo courtesy of the US Air Force.

Cornelia Fort, 1941. Fort was a civilian instructor pilot at an airfield near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. She was killed on March 21, 1943 while ferrying BT-13 trainers in Texas, making her the first American woman to die on active military duty. She is pictured here with a PT-19A. Photo courtesy of the US Air Force.

"A taste of war life: American GIs waiting in line for a Red Cross coffee wagon (November 1942). Photograph by Toni Frissell." #vintage #1940s #WW2

"A taste of war life: American GIs waiting in line for a Red Cross coffee wagon (November 1942). Photograph by Toni Frissell." #vintage #1940s #WW2

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., wearing flight gear as a Tuskegee Airman : 2 black-and-white photoprints.

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., wearing flight gear as a Tuskegee Airman : 2 black-and-white photoprints.

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