December 4, 1923 – Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 Flight Officer T64641 Unit 332nd Fighter Group Medals The Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, The Presidential Unit Citation, The European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, The American Campaign Ribbon, The World War II Victory Medal, Bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing […]
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Flight Officer Class 45-C-SE 5/23/1945 Flt. Officer T69972 Richmond, VA Pilot roster listing Before 1940, Black people were barred from flying for the U.S. military, Bailey said, but becoming a pilot was always his dream. “In high school, I used to watch the planes go across the sky until they […]
Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 Flt. Officer T64625 Pittsburgh, PA April 13, 1932- August 30, 2001 Pilot roster listing This amazing true story came to us courtesy of friend Regis Bobonis, Sr., a champion of the Airmen and a respected historian. “Mayday! Mayday! I am Silvertone. My bird just flamed out. Mayday!” […]