Certificate of recognition for Tuskegee Airmen William Armstrong

Submitted by:

Charlotte L.P. Gidden

Location:

Houston, TX

About:

Flight Officer William P. Armstrong of Providence, RI graduated from Tuskegee Army Air Field in class 44-H-SE on September 8, 1944. Soon after he completed his final combat training, he was deployed overseas, flying bomber escort missions in the P-51 Mustang. On Easter Sunday April 1, 1945, Armstrong was killed in action when his plane was shot down during an air battle following a bombing mission in Austria.

The Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame issued this certificate of recognition posthumously to his family in 2009.

See a picture of his graduating class from Tuskegee in the CAF Red Tail Virtual Museum.

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