Class 44-K-SE 2/1/1945 Flt. Officer T68699 Des Moines, IA 1922– January 13, 2014 Awards: Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing Dr. James Bowman graduated from North High school in Des Moines in 1940. As a young man Bowman had only traveled as far as Minnesota. Little did he know he […]
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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 […]
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, Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing “We [referring to the Tuskegee Airmen] […]
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 […]