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Joseph D. Elsberry

Joseph D. Elsberry

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, bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing  Elsberry earned the Distinguished Flying Cross by becoming the first black pilot to destroy three enemy aircraft […]

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Terry Bailey

Terry Bailey

Flight Officer Class 45-C-SE 5/23/1945 Flt. Officer T69972 Richmond, VA November 1, 1925 – October 4, 2019 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 […]

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Robert Ashby

Robert Ashby

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 […]

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