$79.99 Overcoming segregation and prejudice, the Tuskegee Airmen became one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen flew more than 15,000 sorties on over 1,500 combat missions with hundreds of awards for their bravery. Now you can honor these legendary warriors and the fighters they flew with the Defenders of Freedom Sculpture Collection, a first-ever available exclusively from The Bradford Exchange, Hawthorne Village Division. Your collection begins with Issue One, Courage. Soon your collection will continue with Issue Two, Valor and additional collectible Tuskegee Airmen sculptures, each a separate issue to follow.‡Each of the hand-painted sculptures in this collection stand at 9 inches tall and features an amazingly lifelike, fully-sculpted figurine representing a Tuskegee Airman. The brave pilots stand in front of waving American flags while soaring behind them are accurate replicas of the fighter planes they flew in combat – authentically recreated right down to the paint schemes and insignia. Labor intensive crafting produces a wealth of details and features, from the pilots’ flight suits to the distinctive sheepskin of their bomber jackets to the raised-relief sculpted stars of the flag. As perfect finishing touches, each presentation rests on a mahogany-finished base with a faux marble platform and gold-tone metal title plaque. Strong demand is expected for this bold tribute that can also be a uniquely patriotic gift, so don’t wait. Order now!