Battle: The Tuskegee Airmen, who had finally finished their own battle of stereotypes during training, were given the reluctant call in for missions. It sparked the troops, and America. The first blacks were in the sky. Under order of Benjamin O. Davis while fighting, the Tuskegee boys of Alabama were expected to do things that seemed impossible. These men were trained harshly and not well, and were told that they could not fight as well as whites, meanwhile they were expected to do advanced war fighting that even the whites could not handel. This made everything confusing for the Tuskegee men. Before they knew it, they were fighting outnumbered against the Luftwaffe in missions that seemed suicidal, such as escorts and intense attacking and defending. Miracle was with the Tuskegee Airmen as they fought during their first air battles in the Mediterranean. For 200 short-missions, not a single bomber was lost. The white men who were escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen while carrying serious documents explained how they felt the Tuskegee boys guarded them like Angels. Their new nickname, the "Red-tail angels" were given simply because they could easily guard with their lives, they were very calm with everything. The painted red tails on all of their planes to symbolize they were black and proud. The Nazi Luftwaffe who (Nazism is against blacks) had lots of respect and fear of the Tuskegee Airmen, they even felt bad for them because they were so patriotic for a country who treated them poorly. The Tuskegee Airmen were able to take down an extremely large German Battle ship, and were able to defend their ships with pride. With approximately 450 men of the graduating 994, they stared out fighting under Davis Jr., they flew P-40 Warhawks in 1,578 missions. The 99th squadron joined with the 301st and 302nd squadron to form the famous 332nd squadron. The 332nd came home with 150 decorations, meaning Legion of merit and Red Star of Yugoslavia. 150 Airmen lost their lives in combat and training, they are highly respected. The Plane-Crazy airmen were extremely successful in Italy, and the entire 332nd squadron received the Presidential Unit Citation for the longest bomber escort in 1945, Berlin. The Airmen have other interesting battle facts, such as beating 3 Nazi ME-262 Jet fighters and damaging 5 additional jets without losing any planes. Finally, and the most jaw-dropping heroic event, 2 Tuskegee Tunderbolt planes were able to take down an entire German destroyer, by hitting a powder bay with just machine guns. Now that the 332nd Squadron was functioning during the ends of the war, it seemed logical to remove them from battle and have Benjamin O. Davis jr. start their training for war on the Pacific. They trained for months, though too little too late and missed their chance to fight the Japanese. America was done with war. The Tuskegee Airfield remained a training area.