Take a closer look at the lives and accomplishments of some of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. New profiles are added regularly and will grow as the staff and volunteer of the CAF Red Tail Squadron continue their tireless efforts to research and share the remarkable stories of these important American figures.

*NOTE:  The term “Tuskegee Airmen” is not an official USAF definition, but was invented by Charles Francis when he wrote his 1955 book with that title, the USAF does not define the term, and does not determine who is or is not a Tuskegee Airman. 

Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI) defines a Tuskegee Airman as anyone involved in the Tuskegee Airmen experience, who belonged to their units or who were assigned to the installations where their units were assigned, whether those personnel were black or white, male or female.  By the TAI definition, the nurses at Tuskegee Army Air Field would be both Tuskegee nurses and Tuskegee Airmen who happened to be nurses. 

John H. Adams Jr.

Class 45-B-SE 4/15/1945 2nd Lt. 0842588 Kansas City, KS Pilot roster listing In 2016 John Adams Jr., then 97 years old, still remembered nearly every

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Charity Adams Earley

First black officer of the Women Army Auxiliary Corps Charity Adams Earley (1918–2002) was the first African-American woman to be an officer in the Women’s Army

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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

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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

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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

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Halbert L. Alexander

Class 44-I-SE 11/20/1944 2nd Lt. 0839082 Georgetown, IL June 12 1922 – March 25, 1953 Pilot roster listing First Lieutenant Halbert Alexander was assigned to

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William Noel Alsbrook

William Noel Alsbrook Kansas City, Kansas January 31, 1916-January 5, 1998 Graduating Class SE-43-I October 1, 1943 Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, 4 Bronze battle stars

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Lee A. Archer Jr.

Class 43-G-SE 7/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0809236 New York, NY September 6, 1919 – January 27, 2010 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group

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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

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William P. Armstrong

Class 44-H-SE 9/8/1944 Flt. Officer T66139 Providence, RI Oct. 30, 1924 – April 1, 1945 Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards:

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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”

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Ludovic F. Audant

Sergeant/Lieutenant Ludovic F. Audant 44-B-SE 2/8/1944 Port au Prince Haiti Tuskegee Airman Pilot Roster Virtual Museum listings The histories of Haiti and the United States

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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

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Gentry Eugene Barnes

Class 44-D-SE 4/15/1944 2nd Lt. 0828045 April 23, 1921 – September 11, 1969 Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross Pilot roster listing Virtual Museum photo – 1942

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Howard Baugh

Like many children who grew up during the post-World War I golden age of aviation, young Howard Baugh dreamed of earning his wings and a

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Howard Lee Baugh

Class 42J-SE 11/10/1942 2nd Lt. 0793705 Petersburg, VA January 20, 1920 – August 23, 2008 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards:

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James Everett Bowman

Class 44-K-SE 2/1/1945 Flt. Officer T68699 Des Moines, IA 1922– January 13, 2014 Pilot roster listing  Dr. James Bowman graduated from North High school in

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Fred L. Brewer Jr.

Class 44-C -SE 3/12/1944 2nd Lt. O824827 Charlotte, SC August 1921 – October 29, 1944 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards:

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Dr. Harold H. Brown

Class 44-E-SE 5/23/1944 2nd Lt. 0830783 Minneapolis, MN Born August 19, 1924 Unit:   99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd  Fighter Group Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal

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Herbert E. Carter

September 27, 1919 – November 8, 2012 Class 42-F-SE 7/3/1942 2nd Lt. 0790454 Amory, MS Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot

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George E. Cisco

Class 44-E-SE 5/23/1944 2nd Lt. 01014831 Alton, IL June 2, 1918 – August 16, 1944 Pilot roster listing Among the family and friends laid to rest

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Arnold W. Cisco

Class 43-D-SE 4/29/1943 2nd Lt. 0801164 Alton, IL Aug. 10, 1920 – May 19, 1946 Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron Pilot roster listing Among the family

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Charles Madison Crenchaw

African-American mountaineer and veteran flight engineer On July 9, 1964, Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley), the highest-peak in

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Clarence W. Dart

Class 43-J-SE 11/3/1943 2nd Lt. 0814826 Elmira, NY December 6, 1920 – February 17, 2012 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards:

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Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Class 42-C-SE 3/6/1942 Capt. 020146 Tuskegee, AL December 18, 1912 – July 4, 2002 Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Air Force

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Robert W. Deiz

Class 42-H-SE 9/6/1942 2nd Lt. 0792419 Portland, OR June 17, 1919 – April 6, 1992 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot

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Captain Lawrence E. Dickson

Lawrence E. Dickson

Class 43-C-SE 3/25/1943 2nd Lt. 0798945 Bronx, NY 1920 – Dec. 23, 1944 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Distinguished Flying

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Charles J. Dorkins

Class 45-A-TE 3/11/1945 2nd Lt. 0841269 Baltimore, MD December 16, 1922 – April 9, 2018 Unit: 477th Bombardment Group Pilot roster listing Photographer, cinematographer and author Charles

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Andrew Harrison Doswell

Andrew Harrison Doswell Class: SE-43-H 8/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0811246 January 18, 1918 – July 29, 1988 Pilot roster listing Andrew Harrison Doswell played many roles

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Charles W. Dryden

Class 42-D-SE 4/29/1942 2nd Lt. 0789119 Bronx, NY September 16, 1920  – June 24, 2008 Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332 Fighter Group Pilot roster

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