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Group of African American Pilots Stop in Fresno; Honor Tuskegee Airmen

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

They came from the north. They came from the south. Fresno's Chandler Airport was the destination for a group of African American pilots who fly to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.

On Saturday the group flew into Chandler Airport around noon and dined at Tailspin Tommy's Aerodrome Eatery, adjacent to the runway.

The group calls itself the California Redtails, an homage to the first African American air combat squadron which fought in World War II.

Tailspin Tommy's turned out to be the perfect place for the group to meet because the diner's owner, Geneva McJunkin, has a direct connection to the original Redtails.

Her uncle, Lt. Colonel James Warren, was one of them. His uniform still hangs in the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

 

 

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