February 25, 1918 – March 6, 2014 Class: 42-D-SE 4/29/1942 2nd Lt. 0789120 Cleveland, OH Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron Awards: Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters; Honorary Doctor of Public Service by Tuskegee University; Congressional Gold Medal; Given the key to the City of Cleveland Pilot roster listing Virtual […]
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November 6, 1918 – December 9, 2004 Class: SE-44-E Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Pursuit Squadron Pilot roster listing WWII Draft Registration papers When Colonel George J. Iles Elementary School (QPS, District 172) opened its doors in August 2018, students from Quincy, Illinois, started classes in a building named for […]
July 31, 1923-November 22, 1943 Class: 43-H-SE 8/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0811281 Narragansett, RI Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards: World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing for the State of Rhode Island, War Department (Posthumously, 1946) and Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Minorities […]
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 […]
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 […]