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Charles P Bailey Sr


Credited with two aerial victories


Units served with

  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II. ...

  • 99th Fighter Squadron

    99th Fighter Squadron

    The 99th was originally formed as the Army Air Force's first African American fighter squadron, then known the 99th Pursuit Squadron. The personnel received their initial flight training at Tuskegee, Alabama earning them the nickname Tuskegee Airmen....


Event Location Date
Born Florida, USA 25 November 1918
Lived in Punta Gorda, FL, USA 1942
Graduated Pilot Training/Commissioned Tuskegee, AL, USA 29 April 1943

Class 43-D-SE

Combat Mission Rome, Italy 27 January 1944

“At 1425 hours (2:25 p.m.) on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 1944 Lt. Bailey caught an FW-190 headed in the general direction of Rome with a 45-degree deflection shot (from his P-40). The pilot was seen to bail out,” a 99th Squadron Mission Report reads.

Died DeLand, FL, USA 10 April 2001
Buried Daytona Beach, FL, USA 14 October 2001

Greenwood Cemetery
Daytona Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA


Date Contributor Update
03 December 2016 21:04:44 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2016 04:41:44 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations