Class SE-44-B

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Class 44-B graduated from flight training on Feb 8, 1944, at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. Order unknown: Thomas P. Braswell, Robert C. Chandler, Emile G. Clifton Jr., Roger B. Gaiter,

Thomas L. Gay, Cornelius P. Gould Jr., Joseph E. Gordon, Alfred M. Gorham, Richard S. Harder, Wilbur F. Long, Richard D. Macon, Frank H. Moody, Thomas G. Patton, Marion R. Rodgers, Shelby F. Westbrook, Cohen M. White, Leonard R. Willette, Kenneth I. Williams, Henry A. Wise Jr. and Ludovic F. Audant of the Haitian

Did you know that there were Haitians recruited to fight in World War II for the United States?

In the early 1940s, an ad appeared in a Haitian newspaper recruiting 40 pilots for training at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. There were several Haitians who went for training at the Tuskegee Institute, and most of them were in the Haitian Army or Air Force.

Their names are: Ludovic Audant, Philippe Célestin, Raymond Cassagnol. Eberle J. Guilbaud, Nicolas Pelissier, Alix Pasquet, Pelissier C. Nicolas.

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama