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 […]
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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]