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. 

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

Class 44-E-SE 5/23/1944 2nd Lt. 0830783 Minneapolis, MNBorn August 19, 1924Unit:  99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd  Fighter Group Harold Brown knew in the 6th grade

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Claude C. Davis

Claude C. Davis 1920 – April 30, 2012 Class 44-G-TE Claude C. Davis graduated from Tuskegee as part of Class 44G in 1944.  Like many

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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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Robert W. Deiz

Class 42-H-SE 9/6/1942 2nd Lt. 0792419 Portland, OR June 17, 1919 – April 6, 1992 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot

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Captain Lawrence E. Dickson

Lawrence E. Dickson

Class 43-C-SE 3/25/1943 2nd Lt. 0798945 Bronx, NY 1920 – Dec. 23, 1944 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group 2nd Lieutenant Lawrence

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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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Andrew Harrison Doswell

Andrew Harrison DoswellClass: SE-43-H 8/30/19432nd Lt. 0811246January 18, 1918 – July 29, 1988 Andrew Harrison Doswell played many roles during his 70 years – husband,

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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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Roscoe DuBois Draper

Roscoe DuBois Draper, flight instructor May 14, 1919 – Williams became one of a handful of “triple-rated” Tuskegee Airmen. He earned all three wings—in navigation,

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Charles W. Dryden

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

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Irma Cameron Dryden

Irma Cameron Dryden1920 – September 17, 2020 As the Tuskegee Airmen fought for their place in the skies during World War II, they were supported

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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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