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Museum Contributes to Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit at Jefferson Barracks, Hosts Own Display

Display items from the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum are presently featured in the Tuskegee Airmen art exhibit at the Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation now through November, 2012.  Large models of a P-40 Warhawk and B-25 Mitchell, aircraft flown by the Tuskegee Airmen in combat, along with pilot flight gear, are on loan for the exhibit.  The exhibit honors the service of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famous “Red Tails” of World War II.  The artist, Mr. William Curtis, was on hand to explain the images on the various panels that tell the story of the African-American 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group.  In addition to the art exhibit, memorabilia from Mr. Myron Lane was on display.  The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum also has items on loan from Mr. Lane in a special exhibit.