tuskegee airmen

Memorial Day Bike Ride Honoring Fallen Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site held a group bike ride at Moton Field to honor fallen Tuskegee Airmen. The ride began with a program, emphasizing the importance of Memorial Day and its connection to the Tuskegee Airmen. The route stretched from Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site to Tuskegee Lake and back. Participants biked eight miles, lasting for two hours. Sixty-six…

1 of 3 surviving Tuskegee Airmen in Arizona dies at 95

Surviving Tuskegee Airman and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Ret) Robert Ashby speaks, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the Capitol in Phoenix. AZ. (AP Photo/Matt York) PHOENIX (AP) – One of three surviving members in Arizona of the famed all-Black Tuskegee Airmen has died. The Archer-Ragsdale Chapter Tuskegee Airmen confirmed that Robert Ashby died Friday at his home in Sun…

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen on Veterans Day

Remembering the sacrifices of the first African-American pilots- A ceremony honoring the historic Tuskegee Airmen was held Monday in Macon County at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field. “As we honor our veterans, we’re reminded of the Tuskegee airmen and the sacrifices that they made and the accomplishments to the war effort,” ceremony attendee Rovetta Hanna said….

National Historic Sites Closed During Partial Government Shutdown

We are ten days into the partial government shutdown, and some of the effects are being felt locally.  Tuskegee is one local city impacted by the government shutdown.  It’s home to numerous historic sites, like the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, which is now closed. “It looks really dead, it looks weird,” explained Tuskegee resident Edwin Turk. Turk lives just…

Aircraft technician with Tuskegee Airmen dies at 100 in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) – A New York City man who served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen has died at 100 years of age. Police say a health aide found Wilfred DeFour unconscious and unresponsive inside his Harlem apartment Saturday morning. DeFour was pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Service workers. Police say he appears…

Longtime MIA Tuskegee Airman’s Remains Identified.

Airman was shot down the day before Christmas Eve in 1944, just months before the war ended.

  AP-AL–WWII-Tuskegee Airman Identified NEW YORK (AP) – The Pentagon says the remains of a New York pilot killed during World War II are the first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen still listed as missing in action to be identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that remains accounted for earlier this year are those of Lawrence Dickson of…

Tuskegee Airman Dies at 95.

Was a 3-war military veteran and served as a New York City Police Officer.

  One of the remaining Tuskegee Airmen has died in New York City. WPIX TV in New York reports Floyd Carter, Sr. had a long military and police career: “The Congressional Medal of Honor recipient also flew during the Korean and Vietnam wars, and led the first squadron of supply-laden planes into Berlin during the famed Cold War airlift of…