December 18, 1921 – April 11, 1944 Class: 44-B-SE 2/8/1944 2nd Lt. 0821917 Los Angeles, CA Unit: 553rd Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Field, MI Pilot roster listing Virtual Museum Nobody ever thought they would find it: The P-39 Airacobra #42-21226 that 2nd Lt Frank Moody, originally of Oklahoma, was flying over […]
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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 […]
Thank you to Juanita Stephens for sharing this information with us. Her husband, Alvin, was the brother of Charles. The article was written by Brooke Stephens, daughter of Charles. Birth 13 Jan 1913 – Monroeville, Monroe, AL Death 23 Mar 1945 – Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA Time in Service From: 14 Sep […]
July 20, 1921 – September 1988 Fred Archer was the first Black person to earn the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. There are so many unsung heroes in the world, and there are so many people in the world that has never heard the songs […]
Class 44-D-TE 4/15/1944 2nd Lt. 0828041 Georgetown, IL April 13, 1921 – August 16, 2013 Unit: 617th Squadron, 477th Bombardment Group Medium Pilot roster listing Alexander was born April 13, 1921, in Georgetown, Ill., the son of a coal miner. The family was so poor that Alexander, the second of […]