Woodrow W CrockettMilitary
Fighter pilots with the 332nd FG - March 1945
World War II Tuskegee Fighter Pilots from Arkansas
Woodrow W. Crockett was born in 1918 in Homan (Miller County) and lived in Little Rock (Pulaski County), where he attended Dunbar High School and Junior College before leaving to join the army in August 1940. In 1942, Crockett transferred to the Tuskegee Institute and became an aviation cadet. He graduated and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on March 25, 1943. Crockett served in the 100th Fighter Squadron and the 332nd Fighter Interceptor Group, flying 149 combat missions in fifteen months. He was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base and McCloud Air Force Base in Washington as a member of the Twenty-fifth Air Division, as well as Edmond Air Force Base in California. He was a graduate of the United States Air Force Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Alabama. Crockett later served in the Korean conflict, completing forty-five missions and receiving numerous awards and accolades. Crockett retired after thirty years of military service in 1970 with over 5,000 hours of flight time and 520 combat hours. In 1992, he was inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame and, in 1995, was made a member of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
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|Texarkana, AR 71854, USA
|31 August 1918
Graduated Pilot Training/Commissioned
|Tuskegee, AL, USA
|25 March 1943
|Washington, DC, USA
|16 August 2012
|28 November 2012
|Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA Plot: Section 59, Site 31
|Little Rock, AR, USA