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, Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing “We [referring to the Tuskegee Airmen] […]
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Class 42-H-SE 9/6/1942 2nd Lt. 0792420 Langston OK April 25, 1921 – March 31, 1985 Unit: 301st FS, 332nd FG Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross Pilot roster listing Elsberry earned the Distinguished Flying Cross by becoming the first black pilot to destroy three enemy aircraft in a single mission on July […]
Class 44-A-SE 1/7/1944 2nd Lt. 0819462 Dubuque, IA February 9, 1919 – July 26, 2018 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron and the 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart Martin, known as “Fox,” grew up in Iowa and became entranced […]
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 […]
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 […]