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Thurston L. Gaines, Jr.

Thurston L. Gaines, Jr.

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, bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing As a youngster, Gaines and his older brother were raised by their mother in Freeport, Long Island, in […]

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James H. Harvey III

James H. Harvey III

Class 44-1-1-SE 10/16/1944 2nd Lt. 0838153 Mountain Top, PA July 13, 1923  – 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 […]

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