CAF Rise Above supporters and enthusiasts can keep up with efforts and outreach of CAF RISE ABOVE in the blog articles below. Find out about how the organization is working to fufill its mission.


Tuskegee Airman William Rice

William Elwood Rice

December 4, 1923 – Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 Flight Officer T64641, Swarthmore, PA Unit 332nd Fighter Group Medals The Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, The Presidential

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Lt Roosevelt Stiger

Lt Roosevelt Stiger

Class 44-C-SE 3/12/1944 2nd Lt. 0824842 Jackson, MI DOB – Oct 7, 1944 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron with the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot roster listing 

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James Everett Bowman

Class 44-K-SE 2/1/1945 Flt. Officer T68699 Des Moines, IA1922– January 13, 2014 Dr. James Bowman graduated from North High school in Des Moines in 1940.

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Col Paul Green

Paul L. Green

Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 2nd Lt. 0835417 Xenia, OH June 19, 1923 – February 23, 2015 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group “We [referring to

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Robert L. Martin

Class 44-A-SE 1/7/1944 2nd Lt. 0819462 Dubuque, IA February 9, 1919 – July 26, 2018 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron and the 332nd Fighter Group Martin,

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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 2nd Lieutenant Lawrence

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Kenneth O. Wofford

Class 45-C-SE 5/23/1945 2nd Lt. 0842888 Springfield, MO November 22, 1922 – September 5, 2010 Kenneth Wofford, Sr. was born 22 November 1922 to Clarence

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Charles Madison Crenchaw

African-American mountaineer and veteran flight engineer September 11, 1921 – October 27, 1998 On July 9, 1964, Charles Crenchaw became the first African-American to summit

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Thomas Marvin Ellis

The first enlisted administrative clerk of the 301st Fighter Squadron!  June 29, 1920  – January 2, 2018 More than a decade before Rosa Parks refused

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Lowell C. Steward

Class 43-G-SE 7/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0809254 Los Angeles, CA February 25, 1919 – December 17, 2014 Born in Los Angeles on Feb. 25, 1919, Lowell

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