Tuskegee University is getting help from the U.S. Department of Defense in its search for information about unaccounted for Tuskegee Airmen.
The Tuskegee Airmen were America’s first black military pilots in World War II.
According to a report on the Tuskegee University website, the two-year renewable grant will help the school with historical and genealogical research.
The grant, under the auspices of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), will establish a postdoctoral research fellowship in the school’s department of history and political science.
“The partnership between Tuskegee University and DPAA is historic and will place both the university and its department of history and political science at the cutting edge of historical research,” says associate professor Godfrey Vincent in the report. “Our team will have the opportunity to collaborate with DPAA historians, analysts and scientists to research and analyze historical records referring to the service histories of Tuskegee Airmen.”
At the signing of the agreement, were university provost Tejinder Sara and acting DPAA director Fern Sumpter Winbush.
For more information on the agreement and Tuskegee Airmen visit https://www.tuskegee.edu/news/defense-department-grant-will-aid-in-researching-missing-tuskegee-airmen.