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Robert Ashby

Robert Ashby

Class 45-H-TE 11/20/1945 2nd Lt. 0843351 Jersey City, NJ Unlike a lot of Tuskegee Airman pilots, Robert “Bob” Ashby did not grow up building airplane models and wishing he could fly.  He was more concerned with getting around on the ground.  “I rode my bike and took the bus or […]

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Fred Archer

Fred Archer

Fred Archer was born in New York in 1921. He was 17 years old when he entered the New York National Guard and began a long and distinguished military career. Archer served two years in the infantry before going on active duty with the Army Air Corps in 1941. Archer […]

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Halbert L. Alexander

Halbert L. Alexander

Class 44-I-SE 11/20/1944 2nd Lt. 0839082 Georgetown, IL First Lieutenant Halbert Alexanderwas assigned to the 99th Fighter Squadron. He also flew as alternate pilot for the first Gunnery Meet in May of 1949. The then Chief of Staff of the Air Force sent a directive to all the fighter groups […]

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Harvey R. Alexander

Harvey R. Alexander

Class 44-D-TE 4/15/1944 2nd Lt. 0828041 Georgetown, IL Alexander was born April 13, 1921, in Georgetown, Ill., the son of a coal miner. The family was so poor that Alexander, the second of nine children, walked to school barefoot. His family couldn’t afford shoes. But by 1944, as an Army […]

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