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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Class 42J-SE 11/10/1942 2nd Lt. 0793705 Petersburg, VA January 20, 1920 – August 23, 2008 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Distinguished Unit Citation, National Service […]
Class 43-G-SE 7/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0809236 New York, NY September 6, 1919 – January 27, 2010 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing Tuskegee Airman pilot and notable record holder Lee “Buddy” Archer was born […]
The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. celebrated its grand opening late last month. This newest edition to the Smithsonian Institute’s network of museums has been in the works since 2003, when then President George W. Bush signed legislation creating this world-renown landmark, and putting […]
Class 43-D-SE 4/29/1943 2nd Lt. 0801161 Punta Corda, FL November 25, 1918 – April 1, 2001 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Air Medal with four Oak Leaf, Distinguished Flying Cross, Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing During World War II, many people stepped up to […]