Captain Charles Blakesly Hall
332nd Fighter Group - 99th Fighter Squadron - 12th & 15th AF
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....
The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
First Tuskegee Airman to shoot down a German fighter for which General Eisenhower flew in to personally congratulate him. First African-American pilot to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Flew 198 combat missions
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