Class 44-D-SE 4/15/1944 2nd Lt. 0828045 April 23, 1921 – September 11, 1969 Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross Pilot roster listing Virtual Museum photo – 1942 Gentry Eugene Barnes Draft Registration The town of Lawrenceville, Illinois, is located in the southeast corner of the state, bordering Indiana. For a small town […]
First black officer of the Women Army Auxiliary Corps Charity Adams Earley (1918–2002) was the first African-American woman to be an officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (later WACS) and was the commanding officer of the first battalion of African-American women to serve overseas during World War II. Adams was […]
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 […]
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!