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. 

Leonard R. Willette

Class 44-B-SE 2/8/1944 Flt. Officer T62308 Belleville. NJ Leonard R. Willette was born March 17, 1921 in Belleville, NJ, the second of six children of Lawrence

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Robert W. Williams

September 21, 1922 – September 8, 1997 Class: 44-E-SE 5/23/1944 2nd Lt. 0830797 Ottumwa, IA Unit: 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Pilot

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Kenneth O. Wofford

Class 45-C-SE 5/23/1945 2nd Lt. 0842888 Springfield, MO November 22, 1922 – September 5, 2010 Kenneth Wofford, Sr. was born 22 November 1922 to Clarence

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Carrol S. Woods

1919 – November 20, 2007 Class: 43-H-SE 8/30/1943 2nd Lt. 0811294 Valdosta GA Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron Pilot roster listing Carrol Woods was born in

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Howard A. Wooten

Class 44-J-TE 12/28/1944 Flt. Officer T67985 Lovelady, TX Perhaps you might recognize this familiar photo. A young aviator ready to serve his country in the air

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Frank N. Wright

Lt Frank N. Wright March 11, 1917 – March 31, 1945 Class 44-F-SE 32nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron Frank N. Wright of Elmsford, N.Y.,

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Coleman Alexander Young

Coleman Alexander Young May 24, 1918 – November 29, 1997 Unit: 477th Medium-Bomber Group Coleman A. Young was a politician, civil rights activist, Tuskegee Airman,

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