November 12, 1919 – 2002 Unit: 477th Bombardier Squadron Virtual Museum posting of the Judge Arthur O. Fisher Park The Honorable Arthur O’Neil Fisher was born Nov. 12, 1919 in Wilmington and came to Dayton at age 4. He graduated from Steele High School, the University of Dayton and the University of Cincinnati-College of […]
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Louise Virginia Lomax was born on January 27, 1920 to James and Annie Shepperson Lomax. Her hometown was Nottoway County, Virginia. She graduated from a Presbyterian boarding school, Ingleside-Fee Memorial School, in Burkeville, Virginia in 1938. She later attended St. Philip School of Nursing in Richmond, Virginia where she graduated […]
We have welcomed 135,804 adults and 140,322 youth to the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit since its debut in 2011 to view our film “Rise Above” about the Tuskegee Airmen. Enjoy seeing some of our favorite 2019 memories!
February 21, 1919-March 15, 2006 Rank: Lieutenant Read his correspondence with Eleanor Roosevelt in our Virtual Museum! If there is a theme to Cecil Peterson’s life, it is one of service and preservation. Indeed, Lt. Peterson made history twice; once because of his World War II military service, and once because […]
1919 – November 20, 2007 Class: 43-H-SE 8/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0811294 Valdosta GA Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron Pilot roster listing Carrol Woods was born in Valdosta the 10th of 12 children to James H. Woods Sr. and Fannie Williams Woods. Woods was drafted into the Army. In 1942, he was […]