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Re: Tuskegee Airmen
In Response To: Re: Tuskegee Airmen ()
: Dear Bennie: Thanks so much for your link to the history of the men
: I also followed the other links from your page to a story about
: K Wyer Lane
Chappie was the first African American four star General in the armed forces of the United States. He was also a civilian flight instructor at Tuskegee prior to being commissioned a second lieutenant in July 1943. He received the fourth star on September 1, 1975.
C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson taught Chappie how to fly as well as B. O. Davis, Jr.
On numerous occasions Chief told me some fascinating stories about Chappie and B. O., his two most famous students.
Roscoe Robinson, Jr. was the first African American four star General in the U. S. Army, promoted in August 1982. At one time he was commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division.