Category: Profiles of Tuskegee Airmen

Rusty Burns

Isham Albert “Rusty” Burns In 1925, a study from the Army War College concluded that African Americans “lacked the ability to pilot combat aircraft” and were “inferior

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John R. Branch

John (Booty) Roger Branch January 26, 1920 – May 1, 2018 Branch was born Jan. 26, 1920 in Keswick, Virginia. As a private first class,

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Clarence H. Bradford 

Capt. Clarence H. Bradford  Class: 43-K-SE Graduation Date: 12/5/1943 Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron Service # 0817581 2d Lt Clarence H. Bradford graduated from advanced flight

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William Bennett

William Bennett 1921-2011 In 2007, William “Bucko’’ Bennett was among a cadre of then unsung airmen called to Washington, where President George W. Bush was

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James J. Kelly

James Johnson Kelly March 29, 1928 – December 29, 2018 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron and 332nd Fighter Group Maj. James Johnson Kelly began his career in

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Virgil J. Richardson

Virgil J. Richardson Class: 43-F-SE Graduation Date:  6/30/1943 Unit:  332 Squadron Rank: 2nd Lt. Service # 08071 07 Virgil Richardson has blazed his own unique

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Sylvester Parrish

Sylvester Bernard Parrish December 9, 1916 – July 9, 2004 Sylvester Parrish was born December 9, 1916 in Danville, Virginia, the son of Clifton and

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Earl Sherard

Earl Sylvester Sherard, Jr. February 15, 1924 – July 1, 1983 Class: 43 J-SE Graduation Date: 11/3/1943 Unit: Service # 0814837 Earl Sherard was born in Columbus, Ohio

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Earl Martin

Earl Martin October 21, 1924 – June 11, 2019 Mr. Earl Martin was born October 21, 1924 in Franklin, Louisiana. He served with the Army

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