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Fairies V-The Legend of Mistress Odessa, The Patron Saint of TheTuskegee Airmen

In 1941, America was a nation subsisting with both the onus of racial separatism and discriminatory practices toward people of color and the sociological burdens of waging war in two major theaters of operation against Imperialist Japan and Nazi Germany.

In an effort to alleviate the strain being placed upon the ideological substance of the nation's well-being both from within and without, President Truman and Congress would pass legislation during World War II to address both a cumulative need for what would be known in our own present-day, Iraq-war era jargon as "military personnel stop-loss" and The United States' extreme sense of hypocrisy in criticizing the racially venomous teachings of "The Fuhrer" while still supporting a deeply segregated military apparatus of its own while attempting to fight against him and his Third Reich.

The new regulations governing the future recruiting perambulations of The United States Military would be dedicated to effectively easing the restrictions men and women of color faced, while attempting to join any branch of The U.S. Armed Services.


However, these treatises as espoused by America's Civilian leadership had not been welcomed with any enthusiasm by the still deeply segregation-adherent U.S. War Department and the vast majority of assorted military heads within it.


Thus, The U.S. Armed Forces would implement regulatory red-tape and assorted stratagems of contrivance which could only be described as draconian, purposefully designed to ensure people of color (and, most specifically, black men) would not be allowed admittance into service for the country.

However, in spite of these zealously unfair "G.I. Jim Crow" tactics, there were a large number of black men more than qualified to serve as fighter pilots for the U.S. Armed Services. However, as the military in the United States insisted on remaining "separate but equal", many of these applicants would become members of an all-black fighter squadron in The U.S. Army dubbed the 332nd Fighter Group, or the "Tuskegee Airmen" after the prestigious all-black technical university, Tuskegee Institute (wherein many of these applicants had, in fact, been trained as pilots, mechanics and other skilled vocational professionals).

During this tumultuous and calamity-addled period in American History, the powers of good and creation responsible for the foundation of peace and solemnity in this universe (as well as all others) peered down in distress and rage at the treatment suffered by men and women of color in a nation as proud and self-congratulatory as The United States.

Thus, in answer to the harried prayers of concerned black mothers and fathers, devout spiritualists and freedom fighters, wives, siblings and (most fearsomely and movingly) innocent children, the powers of Godliness and good were moved to take action for the benefit of these pioneers in military aviation and sociological history: the Godhead of This Universe sent one large, majestic mystic being of color to help defend the lives and the mission of the Tuskegee Airmen, whenever they found themselves routinely locked in battle against the scourge of Nazi German and Japanese doctrine as it manifested itself in the form of fighter pilots from those two nations attempting to eradicate the Tuskegee Airmen from the skies and battle-scorched cloud cover of World War II.

The name of this singular ethereal winged fairy-being was simply Mistress Odessa, and her clarion call of hope and victory for the Tuskegee Airmen could be heard as a thunderclap of omen and doom, whenever the Tuskegee Airmen successfully doused the engine fire of an enemy combatant in the daytime or night skies.

As a direct result of Mistress Odessa's efforts, the annals of American Military History record that The 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Corp enjoyed one of the most sterling ratios of success in escorting U.S. bomber planes to their respective destinations against the enemy...and, thus (reputably), the 332nd rarely lost a battle. 



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