Who Am I? I've had numerous movies, books, and tv shows written about me and our exploits as fighter pilots during WWII

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Rhatz? You don't know either. No one does because we don't have profiles yet. Please help create profiles for the Tuskegee Airmen. This free space is a list of the pilots only; it does not include the navigators, bombadiers, crew chiefs, mechanics, cooks, nurses, and other support personnel.


WikiTree profile: Space:Tuskegee_Airmen
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (451k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
Nice Job Lucy!  This should be great fun for everyone who gets involved.  What a great project idea.
Years ago an organization I worked for hosted a talk by one of the Tuskegee Airmen. It was both fascinating, and an honor to meet him.
I'm in.   I'll see what I can do to  help with some of the profiles.
I have information pertaining to 2 Lt Frederick Lorenzo Brewer, who crashed in the Italian Alps on 29 Oct 1944.  He continues to be listed as Missing in Action.  I do not see his name on the list.  Should I just start a profile?  And how do we link the names to the ones on the list?
Very clever! I'll check it out.

Check this free space page out as well. We do have a few already on WikiTreeyes


I created (and categorized) a profile for a Tuskegee Airman back in December, and I am pleased to see that his profile got linked on the free-space page. One concern I have had when I do a profile like that is that the person I am profiling has living children, and because I am not family I have some reticence about what I say in the biography.

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Barbara, it would be great if you started a profile! And please add the category Tuskegee Airmen to his profile so he will be grouped with the others. To link any to the list on the main page, you'll need to use the wiki-ID brackets [[ ]]. If you don't know how to do that, you can just post here with any profiles you've created. Thanks!
by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (663k points)
One more today: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Westmoreland-1087  Walter D. Westmoreland.

I spotted his name in a news article with Funderburg.  They were first cousins.  Walter is actually buried in the US in Atlanta, so his name would not have been one that I found on any of my lists that I was using for reference, which were primarily military cemeteries.  I actually put a lot of time into setting up this one, as I wanted to complete as much of the family as possible.  And, in this case, the sibling parents of these brave young men were from large families, so it took a lot of hunting to try to establish complete information for them.  I'm not spending much time on the family bios.  But some of the do have absolutely fascinating stories.   I also see another possible family member on the list, but I don't think that he died in the war. I'm tempted to check that one out next.
One more today:  John H Chavis, Jr

Another fascinating history.  Name is tagged to the table.

Alfonza W. Davis:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Davis-77316
I'm still working on adding siblings, but here is a bio for Alwayne Dunlap:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dunlap-3207

He is linked to the table.
Thank you, Barbara!
I noticed that you added a purple heart sticker to the latest Tuskegee bio.  All of these Tuskegee KIA/MIA's would have received a purple heart.  Is that something that I should be adding to each profile?

I just recently discovered the purple heart sticker for another profile.  It was hard for me to find it! If they all got purple hearts, I think it would be neat to add it. I don't know much about the purple heart, but I always thought it was a big deal?
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I have a Tuskegee Airmen!!

James E. Wright. Wright was part of a "military experiment" in Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II, to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen.


Wright-33961 created 21 Oct 2018 

by Sandra Davidson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
This is a beautiful profile, Sandra. thanks so much! I don't see him on the lists on our space page, but hopefully we'll find a place for him there. I see you added the category to his page so he's grouped with his fellow men.
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