I didn’t know there were Tuskegee AirWOMEN! And yet, it took me seconds on Google to find THIS eye-opening article.



Tuskegee’s historic love story

Herbert Carter, 94, one of the original 33 Tuskegee Airmen pilots, holds a portrait of his wife, Mildred Hemmon Carter, in her flight uniform. She was the first black female pilot in Alabama and is counted among the history-making Tuskegee Airmen, too. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Married nearly 70 years, the two were known as Tuskegee’s “first couple.”


I love every single thing about this.


Please tell me why I had no idea that there were women in the Tuskegee project? Did ya’ll know there were women?