July 2, 1922 – 1965 Awards: Congressional Gold Medal Thank you to Chauncey Harrison, brother of Richard, and to the AirZoo for submitting this information to us from the Michigan Aviation Hall Of Fame (MAHOF) exhibit. Richard Harrison was born In Dowagiac, Michigan, on July 2, 1922. He loved flying from […]
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Thank you to Juanita Stephens for sharing this information with us. Her husband, Alvin, was the brother of Charles. The article was written by Brooke Stephens, daughter of Charles. Birth 13 Jan 1913 – Monroeville, Monroe, AL Death 23 Mar 1945 – Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA Time in Service From: 14 Sep […]
Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 Flt. Officer T64635 Freeport, NY March 20, 1922- December 31, 2016 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Purple Heart, Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing As a youngster, Gaines and his older brother were raised by their mother in Freeport, Long Island, in their grandparents’ home. He […]
The first enlisted administrative clerk of the 301st Fighter Squadron! June 29, 1920 – January 2, 2018 More than a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, a group of young African-American men made a statement of their own, overcoming racial […]
Class 44-1-1-SE 10/16/1944 2nd Lt. 0838153 Mountain Top, PA Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing Harvey was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on 13 July. His family moved to Nuangola Station, Pennsylvania, in 1936 and was the only African-American family in that region. Harvey […]