Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 2nd Lt. 0835417 Xenia, OH June 19, 1923 – February 23, 2015 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, all with Oak Leaf Clusters Pilot roster listing “We [referring to the Tuskegee Airmen] proved we were […]
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Class 43-G-SE 7/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0809256 Carrollton, AL September 5, 1917 – August 28, 2004 Alva Templewas born in Carrollton, Alabama and studied Agricultural Education at Alabama A & M University. After college he went into the Army Air Corp and then to Tuskegee for Pilot Training. He graduated in […]
Class 44-I-SE 11/20/1944 Flt. Officer T67146 San Antonio, TX April 28, 1925 – August 28, 2009 Unit: 477th Composite Group Pilot roster listing Like many of those that went on to become pilots with the famed Tuskegee Airmen, Vernon Hopson dreamed of flying from a young age, even though he had […]
Although the Tuskegee Airmen earned their namesake because of the groundbreaking training of the first black military pilots at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, the training of black pilots and support crew (collectively all known as Tuskegee Airmen) took place at several additional locations around the US, including Texas, Kentucky, […]
Rosemary Crockett, PhD, was born into Tuskegee Airmen history. She is the second of four children born to Daisy and Woodrow Crockett. Her father was a pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group. During WWII, Lt Col Crockett flew 149 missions – including the historic bombing of Berlin in March 1944 […]