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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Thank you to Juanita Stephens for sharing this information with us. Her husband, Alvin, was the brother of Charles. The article was written by Brooke Stephens, daughter of Charles. Birth 13 Jan 1913 – Monroeville, Monroe, AL Death 23 Mar 1945 – Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA Time in Service From: 14 Sep […]
Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 2nd Lt. 0835417 Xenia, OH June 19, 1923 – February 23, 2015 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, all with Oak Leaf Clusters, bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing “We [referring […]
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 […]
The first enlisted administrative clerk of the 301st Fighter Squadron! June 29, 1920 – January 2, 2018 More than a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, a group of young African-American men made a statement of their own, overcoming racial […]