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Western Pennsylvania Tuskegee Airmen Memorial

 
 
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 22, 2014
1. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Marker
Inscription. In honor of the Tuskegee Airmen of Western Pennsylvania who served to preserve our freedom
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 40° 32.591′ N, 80° 10.228′ W. Marker is in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road half a mile north of Hopkins Street. Click for map. Located in Sewickley Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Sewickley PA 15143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Depreciation Lands Survey (approx. half a mile away); Flatiron Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Depreciation Lands Survey (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sewickley Public Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint Matthews African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Atwell-Christy House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Sewickley Post Office (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sewickley.
 
Also see . . .  Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of the Greater Pittsburgh Region. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 22, 2014
2. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Marker
Backside of plaque:
Among one of the most famous fighters of World War II, the P-51 Mustang has it's roots in both Britain and the USA. Originally overlooked by the USAAF, the P-51 did not see action with American forces until March 1943. Once it's full potential had been developed, the USA realized that this aircraft had been ignored for far too long. With the forging of the American airframe with the British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, it would be unmatched by any other piston aircraft of World War II.
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Narrative image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 22, 2014
3. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Narrative
"We helped African American people raise their heads and say, 'I can do it' America is not perfect, but I'll hold her hand until she gets well."
Lt. Col. William H. Holloman III
Pilot, 332nd Fighter Group

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American pilots and support personnel who fought in World War II in the US Army Air Corps. This was the first unit of African American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. During World War II, in much of the United States, African Americans were still subjected to Jim Crow Laws and the American military itself was racially segregated. Legal and social prejudice prevented the airmen from flying combat missions. Despite their adversities, the Tuskegee Airmen flew with distinction. In 2007, 350 Tuskegee Airmen and their widows received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Western Pennsylvania represented the largest contingent of Tuskegee Airmen in the country.
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 22, 2014
4. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Roll of Honor
Addison, James
Alford, Rosa Mae Willis
Allen, George

Bailey, William
Barnes, Art
Barr, Brack
Bivins, George A.
Bolden, George
Bowman, James
Boyd, Robert
Brooks, Milton R.
Brown, William Neal

Clarkson, Marcus
Colbert, James
Corbin, Calvin Matthew
Cotten, James
Cundieff, John
Curtis, William

Davis, Claude C.
Dorsey, William, Sr.
Dowdy, Richard

Edwards, Jerome
Edwards, John Ellis
Ellison, Joseph D.
Eskridge, Chauncey

Fields, Marshall
Freeland, Wendell G.

Gilliam, William
Glass, Robert Marshall
Gould, Cornelius P., Jr.
Greenlee, George
Gunn, Thomas

Hailstock, Frank M., Jr.
Harper, William
Harris, Edward
Hayes, Morris
Hicks, William, Sr.
Higginbotham, Aubrey
Higginbotham, Mitchell
Higginbotham, Robert, Sr.
Hunt, William T.
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 22, 2014
5. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Roll of Honor
Jackson, Abram P.
Jackson, Frank A., Jr.
Jay, William
Johnson, Hampton E.
Johnson, Kenneth
Johnson, Robert M.
Johnston, William
Jones, Paul

LaGauze, Harry
Leaphart, Vurnol V.
Littlejohn, Cornelius
Lucas, Robert
Lytle, Jake

McCullough, Henry
McCoy, Andrew
McIlwain, Luther
Morgan, William
Mosley, Howard
Moss, R. Maurice, Jr.

Nelson, Robert

Perkins, Roscoe, Jr.
Person, Walter

Quivers, William Wyatt, Sr.

Rector, John
Regan, William
Richardson, Roosevelt
Roberts, George S.
Rucker, William

Sandidge, Grayson E., Sr.
Sanderlin, Willis Elijah
Short, Paul
Slater, Harold
Smith, Calvin
Smith, Walter
Struthers, John

Tate, Charles
Taylor, Elmer
Thomas, Frank
Thompson, William
Tyler, William A., Jr.

Watson, William
Wiley, James
Williams, Charles
Wilson, Charles
Wilson, Edwin
Woods, Carl, Jr.
Wright, James
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 22, 2014
6. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial
 
 
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