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. 

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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Robert Glass

Robert Marshall Glass December 17, 1920 – January 24, 1955 Class: 44-I-l-SE Graduation Date: 10/16/1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron Service # T66403

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Edward Creston Gleed

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

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Elmer F. Godwin

Elmer F. Godwin July 10, 1920 – February 19, 2009 Service # 12498989 Elmer “Ace” Godwin was born July 10, 1920 in Smithfield, Va. He

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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 P. Gomer

Joseph Phillip Gomer June 20, 1920  – October 10, 2013 Class: 43-E-SE Graduation Date: 5/28/1943  Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Service

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Luther A. Goodwin

Luther Ambrose Goodwin April 17, 1920 – January 5, 1982 Unit: 477th Composite Group, 618th (Med) Bombardment Squadron. Tuskegee Airman, civil rights activist, and attorney Luther A. Goodwin was

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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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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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Col Paul Green

Paul L. Green

Paul L. Green Class 44-G-SE  June 19, 1923 – February 23, 2015 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group “We [referring to the Tuskegee Airmen]

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William E. Griffin

William E. Griffin DOB unknown – 1979 Class 43-B-SE  Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Lt. William E. Griffin was shot down over

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Weldon K. Groves

Weldon K. GrovesMay 22, 1917 – May 12, 2008Class 43-F-SEUnit: 302nd Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Weldon K. Groves was born May 22,

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Charles B. Hall

Charles Blakesly Hall Aug. 25, 1920 – November 22, 1971 Class 42-F-SE Graduation Date: 7/3/1942 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Service # 0790457

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Richard Hall Jr.

Richard Hall Jr. 1924 – January 26, 2021 Richard’s family moved in 1924 from Georgia to Winter Park, Florida, when Hall was only 6 months

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John L. Hamilton

John L. Hamilton December 13, 1919 – November 21, 1982 Class: 43-E-SE Graduation date: SE 5/28/1943 Rank at time of graduation: 2nd Lt. Service #

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Richard S. Harder

Richard S. Harder August 14, 1922 – February 2, 2020 Class: 44-B-SE Graduation date: 2/8/1944 Rank at time of graduation: 2nd Lt. Unit: 99th Fighter

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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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Stanley Harris

Stanley Harris April 11, 1919 – August 5, 2001 Class: 43-K-SE Graduation date: 12/5/1943 Unit: 301 Fighter Squadro Service # 0817587 Stanley Lionel Harris was

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Alfonso Harris

Alfonso Laurell Harris March 26, 1926 – DOD Class: 45-G-SE Graduation date: 10/16/1945 Rank at time of graduation: Flt. Officer Service # T70548 From: Dallas

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William M. Harris

MSgt William M. Harris DOB unknown – June 2, 1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group William M. Harris was from Piqua, Ohio. He had enlisted in

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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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Thomas Lawson Hawkins

Flt Officer Thomas Lawson Hawkins November 18, 1923 – March 7, 1945 Class:44-E-SE Graduation Date: May 23, 1944 Graduation Rank: Flt Officer Unit: 332nd Fighter

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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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Asa Herring

Lt. Col. Asa Herring, Jr. October 3, 1926 – May 27, 2022 Lt. Col. Asa Herring leaves a legacy of service, featuring his ongoing work

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Herbert Heywood

Herbert Hosea Heywood November 10, 1923 – May 8, 1982 Class: 44-C-SE Graduation date: 3/12/1944 Rank at time of graduation: 2nd Lt. Service # 0824833

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Wallace Higgins 

Wallace C. Higgins  November 11, 1925 – August 22, 2018 Higgins, born in 1926 in Kendall, N.Y., was always driven by an intense fascination with

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Earl Burton Highbaugh

2d Lt Earl Burton Highbaugh May 13, 1922 – December 2, 1944 Class: 44-E-SE Graduation Date: May 23, 1944 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: 332nd

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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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