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Lt. Charles Bailey, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 133 combat mission over North Africa

We were honored a number of years ago when James A. Bailey, son of 1st Lt Charles Bailey, Sr., sent us a number of photos, including a copy of his Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross order dated 29 May 1945!

Be sure to read his story in our Profiles of Tuskegee Airmen!

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Lt. Charles P. Bailey of the 99th FS with his P-40 named after his mother Josephine. He named his P-51 after his nickname for his father “My Buddy”. Bailey scored two confirmed victories