March 12, 1919 – November 8, 1998 Perry Young, Jr, an airplane and helicopter pilot, was the first African American to be hired by a commercial airline with regularly scheduled passenger flights. Young was born to Perry Senior and mother Edith in Orangeburg, South Carolina. His parents were both university-educated, but the […]
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July 2, 1922 – 1965 Awards: bronze replica of the 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 […]
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 […]
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-]-TE 12/28/1944 2nd Lt. 0839099 San Antonio, TX April 11, 1919 – December 8, 1946 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron with the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing Information submitted by his son, Alfred James. Download the full story! My father was born in Seguin, Texas as the only son, […]