Thank you to Juanita Stephens for sharing this information with us. Her husband, Alvin, was the brother of Charles. The article was written by Brooke Stephens, daughter of Charles.

Birth 13 Jan 1913 – Monroeville, Monroe, AL
Death 23 Mar 1945 – Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA
Time in Service From: 14 Sep 1942 – To: 23 Mar 1945
Branch of Service Air Corp
Rank Flight Officer
Specialty Flight Instructor, Enlisted in ERC 14 Sep 1942, Discharged from ERC 28 Nov 1944article by Brooke Stephens

Class photo

Charles W Stephens (top row, 3rd from from left) was a civilian flight instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen during WWII.

 

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