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 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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Arthur C. Harmon

Arthur C. Harmon June 26, 1925 – May 10, 2006 Harmon was born in Topeka, Kansas on June 26, 1925. Harmon’s family subsequently moved to Los

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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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Clarence C. Jamison

February 25, 1918 – March 6, 2014Class: 42-D-SE 4/29/1942 2nd Lt. 0789120 Cleveland, OHUnit: 99th Fighter SquadronAwards: Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters; Honorary

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Alexander Jefferson

Class 44-A-SE 1/7/1944 2nd Lt. 0819461 Detroit, MI Date of birth: November 15, 1921 Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Tuskegee Airman pilot,

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Theodore Johnson

Theodore Johnson March 22, 1924 1 February 16, 2020 Theodore Johnson made a mark on history as a Tuskegee Airman, but he didn’t talk much about his experiences until

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Carl E. Johnson

Carl E. Johnson Class 43-I-SE 10/1/1943 2nd Lt. 0814194 Charlottesville VA Carl Johnson was born in Bellaire, Ohio, where he grew up right across the

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Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson February 26, 1916 – June 18, 2019 Edward Johnson was born February 26, 1916 in Madison Station, Mississippi, the second of 5 brothers.

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Elmer Jones

February 16, 1918– January 1, 2013 As we know, not all Tuskegee Airmen were pilots. Many were support personnel, and in the case of Col

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Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones, Tuskegee Airman By Carol Megathlin, Guest Columnist­­  Nov 11, 2014 At the age of 95, we can be forgiven for not expecting any

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Herbert H. Jones, Jr.

November 9, 1923 – August 2020 Former Tuskegee Airman, Flight Instructor/Owner, and President of International Air Association Herbert H. Jones Jr. career in aviation, spanning

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Donald W. Lang, Sr.

May 10, 1923 – September 17th, 2007 Born and raised in Wildwood, FL, Donald Lang trained at the Tuskegee Army Airbase after enlisting in September,

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Hiram E. Mann

Class 44-F-SE 6/27/1944 2nd Lt. 0830329 Cleveland, OH May 23, 1921 – May 17, 2014 Unit: Initially assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, reassigned to

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Robert L. Martin

Class 44-A-SE 1/7/1944 2nd Lt. 0819462 Dubuque, IA February 9, 1919 – July 26, 2018 Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron and the 332nd Fighter Group Martin,

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Charles E. McGee

Class 43-F-SE 6/30/1943 2nd Lt. 08071 03 Champaign, IL Born December 7, 1919 Unit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332d Fighter Group 2020 UPDATE: With the

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Ivan James McRae

Ivan James McRae, Jr. 617th Bombardment Squadron of the 477th Medium Bombardment Group August 19, 1923 – November 29, 2016 Thank you to Brian McRae,

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Frank Herman Moody

December 18, 1921 – April 11, 1944 Class: 44-B-SE 2/8/1944 2nd Lt. 0821917 Los Angeles, CA Unit: 553rd Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Field, MI Virtual Museum

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