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. 

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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