Class 45-E-SE 8/4/1945 Flt. Officer T70223 Detroit, MI Born 1924 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing Based on an interview with Mr. Fuller Oct. 22, 2012 William Fuller was born in Detroit in 1924, he registered for draft at age 18 and received induction […]
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Class 42-H-SE 9/6/1942 2nd Lt. 0792420 Langston OK April 25, 1921 – March 31, 1985 Unit: 301st FS, 332nd FG Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross Pilot roster listing Elsberry earned the Distinguished Flying Cross by becoming the first black pilot to destroy three enemy aircraft in a single mission on July […]
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, […]
Class 45-H-TE 11/20/1945 2nd Lt. 0843351 Jersey City, NJ Born July 17, 1926 Pilot roster listing Unlike a lot of Tuskegee Airmen pilots, Robert “Bob” Ashby did not grow up building airplane models and wishing he could fly. He was more concerned with getting around on the ground. “I rode […]