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. 

Alfonza W. Davis

Capt Alfonza W. Davis September 23, 1919- October 29, 1944 Class 43-C-SE Unit 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Service # O-79894 Captain Alfonza W.

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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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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

Cpt Lawrence E. Dickson 1920 – Dec. 23, 1944 Class 43-C-SE Unit 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron Service #  0-798945   2nd Lieutenant Lawrence

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Othell Dickson

2nd Lt Othell Dickson DOB unknown – June 28, 1944 Class: 43-C-SE Graduation Date: 12/5/1943 Graduation Rank: 2nd Lt. Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 301st Fighter

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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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Alwayne M. Dunlap

2nd Lt Alwayne M. Dunlap 1920 – February 21, 1944 Class: 43-C-SE Graduation Date: March 25, 1943 Graduation Rank: 2nd Lt Unit: 332nd Fighter Group,

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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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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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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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Maurice V. Esters

1st Lt Maurice V. Esters June 12, 1921- June 27, 1945 Class: 43-E-SE Graduation Date: May 28, 1943 Graduation Rank: 1st Lt Unit: 332nd Fighter

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Arthur O’Neil Fisher

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

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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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Frederick D. Funderburg

1st Lt Frederick D. Funderburg March 13, 1922 – December 29, 1944 Class: 43-K-SE Graduation Date: December 5, 1943 Graduation Rank: First Lieutenant Unit: 332nd

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Roger Bertram Gaiter

1st Lt. Roger Bertram Gaiter June 6, 1922 – November 5, 2006 Class: 44-B-SE Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Captured: November

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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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Clemenceau McAdoo Givings

2nd Lt. Clemenceau McAdoo Givings 1919 – March 18, 1944 Class: 43-E-SE Graduation Date: May 28, 1943 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of

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Edward Creston Gleed

Edward Creston Gleed Class 42-K-SE 12/13/1942 2nd Lt. 0794598 Lawrence KS November 5, 1916 – January 25, 1990 Squadron Commander of the 301st Fighter Squadron

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Newman C. Golden

1st LT Newman C. Golden Oct 12, 1919 – Oct 17, 1951 Class: 44-G-SE Graduation Date: August 4, 1944 Graduation Rank: 1st Lt Unit: 99th

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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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Joseph Evans Gordon

2d Lt Joseph Evans Gordon May 5, 1923 – August 12, 1944 Class: 44-B-SE Graduation Date: February 8, 1944 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: 332nd

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Alfred M. Gorham

Alfred M. Gorham November 24, 1920 – March 30, 2009 Class: 44-B-SE Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group During high school, Alfred was

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