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. 

Charles Joseph Dorkins

Class 45-A-TE 3/11/1945 2nd Lt. 0841269 Baltimore, MD December 16, 1922 – April 9, 2018 Unit: 477th Bombardment Group Photographer, cinematographer and author Charles Dorkins was born

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Elizabeth T. Dozier

Just like all the other Tuskegee Army Angels of Mercy, Elizabeth T. Dozier arrived at Tuskegee Army Flying School (TAAF) as a second lieutenant in

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Charles W. Dryden

Class 42-D-SE 4/29/1942 2nd Lt. 0789119 Bronx, NY September 16, 1920 – June 24, 2008 Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332 Fighter Group “Chuck Dryden

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Jerome Thompson Edwards

Profile of Tuskegee Airmen brothers Jerome and John “Ellis” Edwards Jerome Thompson Edwards Class 42J-SE 11/10/1942 2nd Lt. 0793707 Steubenville, OH December 26, 1918 – May

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Leslie Edwards, Jr.

Flight Chief of Flight A in the 617th Bombardment Squadron August 9, 1924 – September 23, 2019 “Our ‘excellence’ is proof that those who believed

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John Ellis Edwards

Profile of Tuskegee Airmen brothers Jerome and John “Ellis” Edwards John “Ellis” Edwards Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 2nd Lt. 0835407 Steubenville, OH 1922 – June 3, 1979

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Thomas Marvin Ellis

The first enlisted administrative clerk of the 301st Fighter Squadron!  June 29, 1920  – January 2, 2018 More than a decade before Rosa Parks refused

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Arthur O’Neil Fisher

November 12, 1919 – 2002 Unit: 477th Bombardier Squadron Virtual Museum posting of the Judge Arthur O. Fisher Park The Honorable Arthur O’Neil Fisher was born Nov. 12,

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Marjorie A. Franklin

According to the July 15,1946 station hospital roster, Marjorie A. Franklin was a first lieutenant and had separated from the service. Janet Tarolli, a Michigan

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Callie O. Gentry

A woman’s perspective of serving with the Tuskegee Airmen support personnel “Whatever you’ve read about segregation, it was that and then some.” ~ Mrs. Callie

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Newman C. Golden

1st LT Newman C. Golden Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 Flt. Officer T64636 Cincinnati OH Oct 12, 1919 – Oct 17, 1951 1st Lt Golden graduated from

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Joseph Phillip Gomer

Class 43-E-SE 5/28/1943 2nd Lt. 0804552 Iowa Falls, IA June 20, 1920  – October 10, 2013 Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Tuskegee

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Alfred M. Gorham

November 24, 1920 – March 30, 2009 Class 44-B-SE 2/8/1944 2nd Lt. 0821913 Waukesha, WI Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group During

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Leo Roger Gray

Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 2nd Lt. 0835409 Roxbury, MAMay 30, 1924 – September 23, 2016Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter GroupAwards: Air Medal with one

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Captain George Elbert Gray

Class 43-E-SE 5/28/1943, 2nd Lt., Service # 13642A, TAAFS, Tuskegee, ALBirth: 10/05/1920 Welch, West Virginia, U.S.A.Death: 04/05/1951 Pyongyang, North Korea. (Aged 30 years, 6 months)Units:

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Col Paul Green

Paul L. Green

Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 2nd Lt. 0835417 Xenia, OH June 19, 1923 – February 23, 2015 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group “We [referring to

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Weldon K. Groves

Class 43-F-SE 6/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0805985 Edwardsville, KS May 22, 1917 – May 12, 2008 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Weldon K.

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Charles Blakesly Hall

Class 42-F-SE 7/3/1942 2nd Lt. 0790457 Brazil, INAug. 25, 1920 – November 22, 1971Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Many of those who

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Lt. George Hardy

George E. Hardy

Class 44-H-SE 9/8/1944 2nd Lt. 0838029 Philadelphia, PA June 8, 1925 – Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter GroupAwards: Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal

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James H. Harvey, III

Class 44-1-1-SE 10/16/1944 2nd Lt. 0838153 Mountain Top, PA July 13, 1923  – Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Harvey was born

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Vernon V. Haywood

Class 43-D-SE 4/29/1943 2nd Lt. 0801168 Raleigh, NC Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group October 24, 1920 – April 14, 2003 Vernon

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Beatrice E. Hill

Second Lieutenant Beatrice E. Hill was a dispensary nurse at Tuskegee Army Air Field. She was a graduate of Hampton Institute School of Nursing. It

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2nd Lt. William E. Hill

July 31, 1923-November 22, 1943 Class: 43-H-SE 8/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0811281 Narragansett, RI Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Awards: World War

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Vernon Hopson

Class 44-I-SE 11/20/1944 Flt. Officer T67146 San Antonio, TX April 28, 1925 – August 28, 2009 Unit: 477th Composite Group Like many of those that went

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George Jewell Iles

November 6, 1918 – December 9, 2004 Class: 44-E-SE 5/23/1944 2nd Lt. 0830790 Quincy, IL Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group When

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