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.
Captain Graham Smith Born: 4/19/1919 Ahoskie, North Carolina Died: 4/30/1951 North Korea Class: 42-F-SE Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart,
Abbie Voorhies was born on August 20, 1915, in Moreauville, Louisiana and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. She was a graduate of Kansas City General Hospital