Citizen Soldier: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

This special event celebrated the official opening of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s Coleman T. Holt Oral History Room, the new home of the Stories of Service Oral History program. This room is dedicated to the memory of Coleman T. Holt. First Lieutenant Holt served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Many of the interviews captured by the Library are available on our website and as audio podcasts through iTunes. The Holt Oral History Room is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, allows the Library to produce the highest quality recordings of the men and women who generously share their stories with us.

The Stories of Service program is successful thanks to the generous support of Karen Pritzker and Michael Vlock with additional support from Colette Holt and Kay Smith. Collaborative organizational partners have included the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Free Spirit Media, American Folk Life Center, DuSable Museum and the Mission Continues.

The program focused on the role of the Tuskegee Airmen and featured Tuskegee Airman O. Lawton Wilkerson and Dr. Daniel L. Haulman, Chief, Organizational Histories Branch, Air Force Historical Research and moderator Robert Jordan from WGN-TV News.



Tags: airman, fighters, bombers, flight training, tuskegee, world war ii, army air corp, michael vlock,

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