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. 

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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Wendell W. Hockaday

2nd Lt Wendell W. Hockaday March 9, 1923 – February 25, 1945 Class: 44-E-SE Graduation Date: May 23, 1944 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: 332nd

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Jerry Hodges

Jerry T. Hodges Jr. June 29, 1925 – DOD Class 45-F-TE Graduation date: 9/8/1945 Unit Service # 0843246 Businessman Jerry T. Hodges Jr., who grew

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Homer Hogues

Homer Hogues April 19, 1927 – June 27, 2023 Born in Navasota, Texas, in 1927, Hogues enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1946 at

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William H. Holloman III

Class 44-H-SE 9/8/1944 2nd Lt. 0838030 St. Louis, MOAugust 21, 1924 – June 11, 2010Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group The passion that

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Jack D. Holsclaw

LTC Jack Daniels Holsclaw March 21, 1918 – April 7, 1998 Class: 43-G-SE Graduation Date: 7/28/1943 Unit: 332d Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron Service #

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Coleman T. Holt

Coleman T. Holt 1922 – January 18, 1999 Born in Tennessee in 1922, Holt resided in Davidson County before his enlistment in the U.S. Army

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Robert D. Holts

Cpl. Robert D. Holts – Omaha, NE 1924 – February 12, 2021 Born in 1924 in north Omaha, the son of Robert William and Eunice (Anderson)

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Vernon Hopson

Flt. Officer Vernon Hopson April 28, 1925 – August 28, 2009 Class 44-I-SE Graduation Date: 11/20/1944 Unit: 477th Composite Group Service # T67146 From: Antonio,

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Harold K. Hoskins

LTC Harold Kelly Hoskins February 15,1927-May 1, 2012 Graduation Date: 10/12/48 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 301st Fighter Squadron While he did not serve overseas during

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Esteban (Stephen) Hotesse

Esteban (Stephen) Hotesse 1919 – July 8, 1945 Unit: 477th Composite Group Esteban Hotesse was the only Dominican-born member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, as well as

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Elbert T. Hudson

Elbert T. Hudson November 16, 1920 – August 8, 2017 Class: 44-C-SE Graduation Date: 3/12/1944 Graduation Rank: 2nd Lt. Service #0824834 From: Los Angeles CA

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Lincoln T. Hudson

2nd Lt. Lincoln T. Hudson March 12, 1916 – September 26, 1988 Class 44-F-SE, Unit 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group Hudson was

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Oscar D. Hutton Jr.

2nd Lt. Oscar D. Hutton Jr. August 21, 1915 – July 18, 1944 Class 43-J-SE Graduation Date: November 3, 1943 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit:

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George Jewell Iles

November 6, 1918 – December 9, 2004Class: 44-E-SE 5/23/1944 2nd Lt. 0830790 Quincy, ILUnit: 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group When Colonel George

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Wellington G. Irving

2d Lt Wellington G. Irving July 29, 1920 – July 18, 1944 Class: 44-K-SE Graduation Date: December 5, 1943 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: O-817589

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Voris Stevenson James

Voris Stevenson James April 11, 1919 – December 8, 1946 Class: 44-I-TE Graduation Date: 12/28/1944 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron Service # 0839099

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Clarence C. Jamison

2nd Lt Clarence C. Jamison February 25, 1918 – March 6, 2014 Class: 42-D-SE Graduation Date: 4/29/1942 Unit: 99th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter

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Samuel Jefferson

2nd Lt Samuel Jefferson August 19, 1920 – June 22, 1944 Class: 43-H-SE Graduation Date: August 30, 1943 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: 332nd Fighter

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Alexander Jefferson

Lt Col Alexander Jefferson November 15, 1921 – June 22, 2022 Class 44-A-SE Graduation Date: 1/7/1944  Service # 0819461  Unit: 301st Fighter Squadron of the

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Charles B. Johnson

2nd Lt Charles B. Johnson DOB unknown – June 22, 1944 Class: 43-I-SE Graduation Date: October 1, 1943 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: 332nd Fighter

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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 C. Johnson

Carl C. Johnson Born in 1926 Class: 46-C Twin Engine Graduation Date: October 1946, Johnson graduated from Tuskegee’s Class 46-C Twin Engine Section, due to

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Wilbert Johnson

Wilbert “Bill” Johnson June 6, 1920 – September 23, 2017 Class: 43-F-SE Graduation Date: 6/30/1943 Unit: 332nd Fighter Group Service # 0807098 Wilbert “Bill” Johnson

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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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Julian H. Johnson

Julian H. Johnson December 8, 1924 – Unit: 477th Bombardier Group Julian H. Johnson was born to parents Julian S. and Evangeline E. Johnson on

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Horace Johnson

Horace Johnson At UND, Horace W. ‘Hoss’ Johnson’s teammates stood up for him; after UND, he stood up for his country as a Tuskegee-trained U.S.

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Edgar Leon Jones

2nd Lt Edgar Leon Jones May 23, 1923 – April 24, 1944 Class:  43-I-SE Graduation Date: October 1, 1943 Graduation Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: 332nd

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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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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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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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