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Fred Archer

Fred Archer

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 […]

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Harvey R. Alexander

Harvey R. Alexander

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 […]

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Rutherford H. Adkins

Rutherford H. Adkins

Class 44-I-1-SE 10/16/1944 2nd Lt. 0838152 Alexandria, VA November 21, 1924– February 6,1998 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing Affectionately known as “Lubby” to family and friends, Rutherford Adkins was born to Reverend Andrew Warren Adkins (a former pastor of the Historic Albert Street […]

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Tuskegee Airman Paul Adams-302nd Fighter Squadron

Paul Adams

Class 43-D-SE 4/29/1943 2nd Lt. 0801160 Greenville, SC August 10, 1920  – July 8, 2013 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron,332nd Fighter Group Awards: Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters, Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing Born in Greenville, S.C., Paul Adams dreamed of being a pilot since childhood. This dream […]

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