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 […]
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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, […]
Aviation Pioneer – Innovator – Educator – Administrator December 29, 1912 – January 8, 1994 One of the lessons we can learn from the story of the Tuskegee Airmen is the value of having a goal – theirs was to be the firstblack American military pilots – and meeting it […]
Class 43-D-SE 4/29/1943 2nd Lt. 0801171 Donaldsonville, GA September 16, 1920 – June 10, 1991 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing Information from the St. Louis Dispatch Capt. Freddie E. Hutchins assigned the same nickname to each of his planes: “Little Freddie.” By the […]
Class 45-A-SE 3/11/1945 2nd Lt. 0841261 Camden, NJ Eugene J. Richardson, Jr was born in Cleveland, Ohio September 18, 1925. His father was a minister and Eugene spent his childhood in a number of small towns in Ohio. While living in Mansfield, Ohio when he about five or six years […]