tuskegee airmen

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…

Tuskegee Airmen Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Two members of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen have received Congressional Gold Medals during a Veterans Day ceremony at the National Warplane Museum. Relatives of three other recipients accepted medals on their behalf during Friday’s ceremony attended by about 200 people at the western New York museum. The Tuskegee Airmen were recruited into an Army Air Corps program that trained blacks…

Former Tuskegee Airman, Roscoe Brown Jr., Dies at 94

A man who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was a longtime New York City educator has died. Roscoe Brown Jr. was 94. His granddaughter Lisa Bodine says he died Saturday at a hospital in the Bronx. She says he recently fell and broke his hip. In 2007, Brown and five other airmen accepted the…