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Capt. Freddie E. Hutchins was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Purple Heart. He also is wearing ribbons for each medal under the European/African/Middle Eastern campaign ribbon. Photo courtesy of Craig Huntly

Frederick E. Hutchins, Sr

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 […]

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March 1945, Ramitelli, Italy Marcellus G. Smith of Louisville, Kentucky, and Roscoe C. Brown of New York, NY work on ‘Tootsie,’ the plane assigned to Lowell Steward

Lowell C. Steward

Class 43-G-SE 7/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0809254 Los Angeles, CA February 25, 1919 – December 17, 2014 Born in Los Angeles on Feb. 25, 1919, Lowell Cedric Steward was the son of a railroad porter and a homemaker. Jackie Robinson was his childhood friend. As a high school student, he was […]

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