Author Patrick Coggins’ New Book Honors Tuskegee WWII Pilots

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Coggins unveils withheld respect for racially oppressed WWII air fighters.

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A tribute to African-American fighter pilots who never lost a bomber.

The implications of segregation on the African-American soldiers of WWII are brought to the surface in author Patrick Coggins’ new book, “Tuskegee Airman Fighter Pilot: A Story of an Original Tuskegee Pilot Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Coggins met two Tuskegee airmen in 1994, later learning their heroic acts of WWII had gone unrecognized for almost 40 years.

“Tuskegee Airman Figher Pilot” follows the story of Lt. Col. Hiram Mann – an original fighter pilot – who completed more than 50 successful air missions in WWII, earning him a Congressional Medal of Honor in 2008.

The book is “a tribute to African-American fighter pilots who never lost a bomber,” the author says. Coggins wants readers to appreciate the efforts of these little-known fighter pilots, whose lives were so heavily affected by discrimination in their time.

“Tuskegee Airman Fighter Pilot”
By Dr. Patrick C. Coggins
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 272 pages | ISBN 9781425179045
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 272 pages | ISBN 9781425147327
E-Book | 269 pages | ISBN 9781425151188
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patrick C. Coggins, a native of Georgetown, Guyana and former Institute of International Education Scholar, completed his Ph.D. and Juris Doctor at the University of Connecticut. Since 1997, he has advocated for honoring the history of the Tuskegee Airmen with joint lectures. He believes the efforts of these Tuskegee fighter pilots were the impetus that nudged the U.S. to integrate the military and provide equal opportunities for all military personnel, regardless of race.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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