Academic journal article Military Review

A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman

Academic journal article Military Review

A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman

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A-TRAIN: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman by Charles W Dryden. 421 pages. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. 1997. $29.95.

In A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, written by an original Tuskegee Airman, Lieutenant Colonel Charles W Dryden, the reader catches glimpses of two wars, three continents and 20 years of military service. From the first "Dismissed," Dryden shares a lifetime of experiences in a balanced and honest portrayal that enlightens young and old, civilian and military, historian and layman, and will surely inspire future generations.

Dryden grabs the readers' attention with anecdotes of universal wisdom, solid advice and inviting storytelling. Locations such as Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama; Godman Field, Kentucky; Walterboro Army Air Base, South Carolina; and Lockbourne Army Air Base, Ohio, come alive. Dryden also includes a few lesser-known facts, from the controversial Freeman Field incident to the real "top guns" of 1949-winners of the first aerial gunnery meet at the future Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. …

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