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Dinner with Tuskegee Airmen

Original Tuskegee Airmen veterans will share their fascinating experiences and stories at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) “Dinner with the Tuskegee Airmen ,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport.

This is a rare event to hear first-hand about WWII from some of the dwindling number of heroes who flew the aircraft and experienced the battles.



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Guest Speakers “Red Tail” Fighter Pilots:

Col. Charles E. McGee, graduate of Class 43-F, earned his wings at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, June 1943. Assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group, 302nd Fighter Squadron, he served overseas during WWII. On August 24, 1944, during a bomber escort mission of B-17s of the 5th Bomb Wing, he shot down an enemy FW-190 aircraft. After the war, he continued flying combat missions in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Among the combat aircraft flown by Col. McGee…P-40, P-39, P-47, P-51 and RF-4.

LT. Col. Robert J. “Bob” Friend, graduate of Class 43-K, earned his wings at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, December 1943. Assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group, 301st Fighter Squadron, he served overseas during WWII and was B. O. Davis Jr. wingman. Among the combat aircrafts flown by LTC Friend …P-40, P-39, P-47 and P-51. After the war, he served in various technical positions (i.e., Assistant Deputy of Launch Vehicles for Titan, Atlas, and Delta Space Shuttles.)

Lt. Col. Harold H. “Buick” Brown, graduate of Class 44-E, earned his wings at Tuskegee Army Airfield in Alabama, May 1944. Assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron, he served overseas during WWII. During a strafing mission on March 14, 1945, his P-51C was shot down over enemy territory near Bruck, Austria. Captured, he became a German POW for six weeks. After the war, he continued flying combat missions in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Among the combat aircraft flown by LTC Brown—P-40, P-47, P-51, B-29, B-47.

Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart, Jr., graduate of Class 44-F, earned his wings at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, June 1944. Assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron, he served overseas during WWII. On April 1, 1945, during a bomber escort mission of B-24s of the 47th Bomb Wing, he shot down three FW-190 enemy aircraft. In May 1949, he was one of the three primary pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group that won the first ever USAF Worldwide Conventional Class Gunnery Competition. (“Top Gun”). Among the combat aircrafts flown by LTC Stewart … P-40, P-47 and P-51.

Lt. Col. James H. Harvey, III, graduate of Class 44-I, earned his wings at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, October 1944. Assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron, he did not serve overseas during WWII. In May 1949, he was one of the three primary pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group that won the first ever USAF Worldwide Conventional Class Gunnery Competition. (“Top Gun”). In July 1949, he became the first-known black pilot to fly jets in the Korean War. Among the combat aircrafts flown by LTC Harvey…P-40, P-47, P-51, F-80, F-102.

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The Red Tail project is part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) ; we are not part of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI). All funds donated to the Red Tail Project are retained by the Red tail Project for our programs. While our efforts are in support of preserving the heritage and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen we provide no financial support to the the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Any original Tuskegee Airmen, surviving family members of deceased Tuskegee Airmen or members of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. who appear in our videos, literature or solicitations do so as compensated or uncompensated individuals and not as members of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. and should not be considered to be an endorsement by Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.








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