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Lt. Robert H. Wiggins

Robert H. Wiggins

Class 43-G-SE 7/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0809259 New York, NY DOB unknown – October 7, 1944 Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron, part of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing  Wiggins of New York graduated from flight training on July 28, 1943, at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. In late December, […]

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George S. “Spanky” Roberts

George S. “Spanky” Roberts

Class 42-C-SE 3/6/1942 2nd Lt. 0441127 Fairmont, WV September 24, 1918-March 8, 1984 Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron (later known as the Fighter Squadron) Awards: Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak clusters and two presidential citations, bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing Roberts was born in London, […]

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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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March 1945, Ramitelli, Italy Marcellus G. Smith of Louisville, Kentucky, and Roscoe C. Brown of New York, NY work on ‘Tootsie,’ the plane assigned to Lowell Steward

Lowell C. Steward

Class 43-G-SE 7/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0809254 Los Angeles, CA February 25, 1919 – December 17, 2014 Born in Los Angeles on Feb. 25, 1919, Lowell Cedric Steward was the son of a railroad porter and a homemaker. Jackie Robinson was his childhood friend. As a high school student, he was […]

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