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. 

George Gantt Bowser

Major George Gantt Bowser March 31, 1914 – February 2, 1949 Thank you to Alan J. Smith for submitting this information Researcher, Cabinda Consulting Our

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Fred L. Brewer Jr.

Class 44-C -SE 3/12/1944 2nd Lt. O824827 Charlotte, SC August 1921 – October 29, 1944 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Virtual

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Sidney P. Brooks

2d Lt Sidney P. Brooks November 24, 1918 – September 19, 1943 Class: 42-D-SE Unit: 33rd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Sidney was the son

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Milton Reed Brooks

Milton Reed Brooks Class 43-E-SE 5/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0804547 Glassport PA November 11, 1916 – March 3, 1965 Captain Milton Reed Brooks was born ironically

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Dr. Harold H. Brown

Harold H. Brown Class 44-E-SE Born August 19, 1924 Unit:  99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd  Fighter Group Harold Brown knew in the 6th grade that

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James B. Brown

2d Lt James B. Brown 1921 – May 27, 1944 Class: 43-J-SE Unit: 324th Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Service #: O-814825 Hometown: Los Angeles,

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Roger Bartlett Brown

2nd Lieutenant Roger Bartlett Brown 1917 -June 14, 1944 Class: 43-J-SE Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Service # O-814826 Hometown: Glencoe,

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Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. 

Roscoe Conkling Brown, Jr.March 9, 1922 – July 2, 2016Class 44-C-SE100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Former pilot and Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.

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Gene C. Browne

2nd Lt. Gene C. Browne March 31, 1924 – February 22, 2002 Class: 43-I-SE Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. Captured: July

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Samuel Martin Bruce

2d Lt Samuel Martin Bruce December 7, 1915 – January 27, 1944 Class 42-H-SE Unit: 79th Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Service # O-792417 In

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James Albert Calhoun

2d Lt James Albert Calhoun March 3, 1917 – September 8, 1944 Class: 44-C-SE Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron Service # O-82483 James

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William Ayers Campbell

William Ayers Campbell April 12, 1917 – April 24, 2012 Class 42-F-SE 7/3/1942 2nd Lt. 0790453 Tuskegee AL William A. Campbell was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on April

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Gilbert A. Cargill

Gilbert A. Cargill June 4, 1916 – July 15, 2004 Tuskegee Airman, Aviation Pioneer. Gilbert Cargill encountered his first airplane as a youth in Oberlin,

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Raymond Cassagnol

Raymond Cassagnol Class 43-G-SE Born in Port au Prince on September 20, 1920. In 1942, he enrolled in the Haitian Army, when Elie Lescot government

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John H. Chavis

2d Lt John H. Chavis August 19, 1921 – February 16, 1945 Class: 44-D-SE Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Service # O-828047 Chavis

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George E. Cisco

Class 44-E-SE 5/23/1944 2nd Lt. 01014831 Alton, IL June 2, 1918 – August 16, 1944 Among the family and friends laid to rest in the Alton,

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Arnold W. Cisco

Class 43-D-SE 4/29/1943 2nd Lt. 0801164 Alton, IL Aug. 10, 1920 – May 19, 1946 Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Among

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James Coleman

James Coleman April 24, 1924 – June 15, 1945 Class 44-H-SE Unit 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron Service # O-838026 During his service in World

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Melvin S. Copeland

Melvin S. Copeland September 4, 1924 – June 25, 2021 Munition’s specialist 99th Fighter Squadron “I wasn’t drafted. I joined the Army because I loved this

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Wilson Albert Copeland

Wilson Albert Copeland August 27, 1917 – October 31,1991 Adjutant Officer assigned to the B25 Bombers at Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan Wilson Albert

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James A. Cotten

Special Order 159 29 Jun 49 Lockbourne1927 – August 14, 2020 “I learned about respect. Regardless of what color you are, whether you’re male or

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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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Woodrow Wilson Crockett

Woodrow Wilson CrockettAugust 31, 1918 – August 16, 2012Class 43-C-SE 3/25Units: 100th Fighter Squadron and the 332nd Fighter Group Woodrow Wilson Crockett was born on August 31,

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Lemuel Rodney Custis

Lemuel Rodney Custis 1915- February 24, 2005 Class 42-C-SE Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron Lemuel Rodney Custis of Wethersfield, Connecticut, received a Bachelor of Science Degree

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Harry Jay Daniels

2d Lt. Harry Jay Daniels February 27, 1916 – May 18, 1945 Class 43-H-SE Unit 332nd Fighter Group, 301st Fighter Squadron Service # O-811240 2d

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Clarence W. Dart

Class 43-J-SE 11/3/1943 2nd Lt. 0814826 Elmira, NY December 6, 1920 – February 17, 2012 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards:

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Cornelius

Cornelius Davis March 12, 1921 – On Friday, May 3, 2013 the State of Florida passes a resolution honoring Tuskegee Airman Cornelius Davis. Below is

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Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Class 42-C-SE 3/6/1942 Capt. 020146 Tuskegee, ALDecember 18, 1912 – July 4, 2002Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group On December 18, 1912 Benjamin

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