Take a closer look at the lives and accomplishments of some of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. New profiles are added regularly and will grow as the staff and volunteer of the CAF Red Tail Squadron continue their tireless efforts to research and share the remarkable stories of these important American figures.

*NOTE:  The term “Tuskegee Airmen” is not an official USAF definition, but was invented by Charles Francis when he wrote his 1955 book with that title, the USAF does not define the term, and does not determine who is or is not a Tuskegee Airman. 

Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI) defines a Tuskegee Airman as anyone involved in the Tuskegee Airmen experience, who belonged to their units or who were assigned to the installations where their units were assigned, whether those personnel were black or white, male or female.  By the TAI definition, the nurses at Tuskegee Army Air Field would be both Tuskegee nurses and Tuskegee Airmen who happened to be nurses. 

Walter D. Westmoreland

1st Lt Walter Drake Westmoreland June 15, 1920 – October 12, 1944 Class: 43-G-SE Graduation Date: July 28, 1943 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 302nd Fighter

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Jimmie D. Wheeler

1st Lt Jimmie Douglas Wheeler DOB- March 16, 1945 Class: 44-D-SE Graduation Date: April 15, 1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Service #

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William M. Wheeler

2nd Lt William M. Wheeler August 20, 1923 – July 19, 2011 Class: 44-C-SE Graduation Date: 3/12/1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 302nd Fighter Squadron Service

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Hugh J. White

Captain Hugh J. White August 24, 1922 – December 14, 1979 Class: 44-F-SE Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 322nd Fighter Group Captain White was born

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Ferrier H. White

2nd Lt Ferrier H. White October 12, 1921 – April 5, 1945 Class: 44-I-SE Graduation Date: October 16, 1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter

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Yenwith K. Whitney 

Yenwith K. Whitney December 22, 1924 – April 12, 2011 Class 44-F-SE Unit 301st Fighter Squadron. “I wasn’t concerned about what anyone thought about me.

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Lt. Robert H. Wiggins

Robert H. Wiggins

1st Lt. Robert H. Wiggins November 19, 1920 – October 7, 1944 Class 43-G-SE Graduation Date:  July 28, 1943 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 301st Fighter

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James T. Wiley

James T. Wiley August 7, 1918 – May 3, 2000 Class: 42-F-SE Graduation Date: 7/3/1942 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Pursuit Squadron Service # 0790469

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Oscar Lawton Wilkerson, Jr.

Oscar Lawton Wilkerson, Jr. February 9, 1926 – Class: 45-F-TE 9/8/1945 2nd Lt. 0843249 Chicago Hgts. IL Unit: 617th Bombardment Squadron of the 477th Bombardment Group Tuskegee Airman

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Leonard R. Willette

2nd Lt Leonard R. Willette March 17, 1921 – September 22, 1944 Class: 44-B-SE Graduation Date: February 8, 1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter

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Eldridge F. Williams

Lieutenant  Eldridge F. Williams November 2, 1917 – July 2, 2015 Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge F. Williams was one of the first trainers of Tuskegee Airmen. 

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Robert Williams, Jr

Judge Robert Wesley Williams, Jr 1923 – DOD Navigator T 145 158 Bombardier Judge Robert W. Williams, Jr. was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July

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Robert Williams

Robert W. Williams, Jr. September 21, 1922 – September 8, 1997 Class: 44-E-SE 2nd Lt. Graduation date: 5/23/1944 Rank at time of graduation: Unit: 100th

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Archie Franklin Williams

Archie Franklin Williams May 1, 1915 – June 24, 1993 Archie Franklin Williams was an American U.S. Air Force officer, athlete, and teacher, winner of 400-meter run at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

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Yancey Williams

Yancey Williams February 1, 1916 – October 22, 1953 Class: 44-J-SE Graduation Date: 12/28/1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Service # 0423693 Yancey

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Robert W. Williams

September 21, 1922 – September 8, 1997 Class: 44-E-SE 5/23/1944 2nd Lt. 0830797 Ottumwa, IA Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot

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Theodore Wilson

Lt. Colonel Theodore L. Wilson December 25, 1920 – November 9, 2006 Class: 43-F-SE Graduation date: 6/30/1943 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Service #

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Bertram W. Wilson

LTC Bertram Wadsworth Wilson September 20, 1921 – July 9, 2002 Class: 44-E-SE Graduation date: 5/23/1944 Rank at time of graduation: 2nd Lt. Service #

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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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Enoch Woodhouse

Brigadier General Enoch O. Woodhouse, II January 14, 1927 – Class: OCS461 Graduation date: December 7, 1946 Financial Officer for the 477th Bombardment Group at

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Carrol S. Woods

Carrol S. Woods 1919 – November 20, 2007 Class: 43-H-SE 8/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0811294 Valdosta GA Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron Pilot roster listing Carrol Woods

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Carl J. Woods

Flight Officer Carl James Woods March 11, 1923 – October 7, 1944 Class 44-D-SE Graduation Date: April 15, 1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter

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Edward Woodward, Sr.

Edward Woodward, Sr. 1922-2015 477th Bombardier Group Even though Retired Captain Edward Woodward trained to be a bombardier, he never had the opportunity to fly

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Howard A. Wooten

Howard A. Wooten April 20, 1920 – August 20, 1948 Class: 44-J-TE Graduation date: 12/28/1944 Rank at time of graduation: Flt. Officer Unit: 477th Bombardment

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Frank N. Wright

Lt Frank N. Wright March 11, 1917 – March 31, 1945 Class 44-F-SE Graduation Date: June 27, 1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron

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Beryl Wyatt

Lt. Beryl Wyatt August 24, 1920 – April 18, 1944Class 43-G-SE Graduation Date: July 28, 1943 Unit 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron Service #

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Albert Young

2nd Lt Albert Young October 13, 1921 – January 21, 1945 Class 44-C-SE Graduation Date: March 12, 1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron

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Coleman Alexander Young

Coleman Alexander Young May 24, 1918 – November 29, 1997 Unit: 477th Medium-Bomber Group Coleman A. Young was a politician, civil rights activist, Tuskegee Airman,

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Benjamin Young, Jr.

2nd Lt. Benjamin Young, Jr. 1922 – 2006 Class 45-C-SE 5/23/1945 2nd Lt. 0842887 Philadelphia, PA The following article “Tuskegee Airmen Historical Treasure in the

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