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 […]
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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 […]
Class 42-K-SE 12/13/1942 2nd Lt. 025761 Bay City, TX May 9, 1921 – June 24, 1944 Originally named Robert Leslie Tresville, Robert was born on May 9, 1921 to parents, Robert Bernard Tresville and Irma Eloise (nee Jones) in Galveston, Texas. They later moved to Fort Huachuca in Arizona where […]
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 […]