Tuskegee Airmen, black servicemen of the U.S. Army Air Corps who trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first Black military aviators, they flew more than 15,000 individual sorties in Europe and North Africa during World War II. Their impressive performance earned them more than 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and helped encourage the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces. They constituted the first African American flying unit in the U.S. military. Delta celebrates these heroes and all the African Americans who serve.