Profiles of Tuskegee Airmen

Calvin J. Spann

Calvin J. Spann

Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 Flt. Officer T64642 Rutherford, NJ November 28, 1924 – September 6, 2015 Calvin J. Spann was an original Tuskegee Airman and fighter pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. Spann received his wings from the Tuskegee Flight School as a part of the […]

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Weldon K. Groves

Weldon K. Groves

May 22, 1917 – May 12, 2008 Class 43-F-SE 6/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0805985 Edwardsville, KS Weldon K. Groves was born May 22, 1917, in Edwardsville, Kansas, to Walter P. and Alice A. Groves. Groves attended the University of Kansas and earned a degree in biology in 1940 from Sam Houston […]

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Terry Bailey

Terry Bailey

Flight Officer Class 45-C-SE 5/23/1945 Flt. Officer T69972 Richmond, VA Before 1940, Black people were barred from flying for the U.S. military, Bailey said, but becoming a pilot was always his dream. “In high school, I used to watch the planes go across the sky until they were out of […]

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