Celebration of Life
Reginald Ballard, Sr.
Reginald Ballard, Sr.
Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee, one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen, turns 101-year-old, where he celebrated in Bethesda Maryland, waving the American flag as well-wishers drove by while some celebrated, cheering from a distance. The event even had a surprise fly-over of a P-51 aircraft, the same plane he flew in the war.
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee joins the LA Sentinel
Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee had for years wanted to make it to the west coast. It never happened during his career in aviation but recently, he made one of many visits back here (post career) and landed at the Los Angeles Sentinel. McGee, one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen who on February 5 received his new title in the Oval Office, talked to the Sentinel about what his career has meant to him and how it is significant for today’s youth.
The members of the nation’s first black fighter squadron won acclaim for their aerial prowess and bravery, despite a military that imposed segregation on its African-American recruits while respecting the rights of German prisoners.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen died Saturday at age 100. Police say a home health aide found Wilfred DeFour unconscious and unresponsive inside his Harlem apartment at about 9 a.m. DeFour was pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Service workers. Police say he appears to have died from natural causes but the medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy. DeFour was honored just last month at a ceremony to rename a Manhattan post office after the Tuskegee Airmen. The Daily News reported that Defour said at the
Known as the ‘man behind the man’, Adams was instrumental in Charles’ rise as a cultural icon.
The Tuskegee Airmen Experience began with the first aviation class of 13 cadets on July 19, 1941
The Tuskegee Airmen refers to pilots, bombardiers, maintenance and other support staff who trained as a segregated unit at an air base in Tuskegee, Alabama
Walter Crenshaw, Jr. served as an Administrative Assistant to the Provost Marshall at Tuskegee Army Air Field
Prior to the Tuskegee Airmen, Jim Crow laws prevented the existence of African American pilots
Roscoe Brown Jr., who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was a longtime New York City educator, has died.
Over the last decade, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen has been illustrated in various mediums, but “Fly” takes the saga to another level. With a cast of talented actors, an outstanding director and creative set design, viewers are transported to 1940s to witness the history-making experiences of the airmen.
Lieutenant Calvin Spann, who was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, died Sunday in Allen, Texas.