Class 43-F-SE 6/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0805985 Edwardsville, KS May 22, 1917 – May 12, 2008 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing Weldon K. Groves was born May 22, 1917, in Edwardsville, Kansas, to Walter P. and Alice A. Groves. Groves attended the University of Kansas […]
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Class 43-K-SE 12/5/1943 2nd Lt. 0817590 Chicago, IL February 23, 1923 – March 17, 1986 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing Clarence “Lucky” Lester was a fighter pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group, to which the 100th Fighter Squadron was assigned. The 100th Fighter Squadron was […]
African-American mountaineer and veteran flight engineer On July 9, 1964, Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley), the highest-peak in North America. Prior to the historic climb, achieved as a member of a climb with the Seattle Mountaineers Crenchaw served as a Master Sergeant in the […]
Class 44-]-TE 12/28/1944 2nd Lt. 0839099 San Antonio, TX April 11, 1919 – December 8, 1946 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron with the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing Information submitted by his son, Alfred James. Download the full story! My father was born in Seguin, Texas as the only son, […]
GIVE TO THE MAX TODAY!!! TODAY is the day to make your donation go further! Donate to the CAF Red Tail Squadron via the Give to the Max campaign, a 24-hour extravaganza of generosity is a statewide fundraising initiative for schools and non-profit organization in Minnesota. The funds we raise […]