First "Top Gun" Tuskegee Airmen
U.S. Air Force Capt. Alva Temple, 1st Lt. James Harvey, 1st Lt. Harry Stewart and 1st Lt. Halbert Alexander pose with their 1949 Weapons Meet trophy in May 1949 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Here are several stories to check out about the First Top Gun.
Tuskegee Airmen recognized with Top Gun honor 73 years after winning. Watch this CBS News story.
James Havey III is one of two surviving members of the team. He tells his story the best at Tuskegee Top Gun.
Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III was a pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group, known as the Tuskegee Airmen. He later piloted on the team that won the military’s first ‘Top Gun’ contest in 1949. Harvey was also the first African American jet fighter pilot to fly in the Korean War. Listen and watch Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III's video, which is about 30 minutes.