African-American Pilots in Korea and Vietnam

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Post by David C. Clarke » 16 Feb 2004 04:45

Ah, two more but only a bit of information on them:

Robert "Spade" Cooley
Vietnam--F-105-- 355th TFW--Shot down but rescued.

Lonnie Ferguson
Vietnam--F-105-- 355th TFW, Taklhi, Thailand (retired as Brigadier General?)

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Post by USAF1986 » 16 Feb 2004 06:16

David,

You can find the USAF biography of Brig Gen Alonzo L. Ferguson at this link:

http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5405

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Post by David C. Clarke » 16 Feb 2004 06:18

Darn Shawn, that's two I owe you!!!

Thanks much!!

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Post by David C. Clarke » 16 Feb 2004 06:20

Wow, 103 Combat missions in a Thud!! Awesome!

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Post by David C. Clarke » 05 Dec 2004 03:49

I wondered if anyone had anymore information for this thread?

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Post by Vaserlan » 05 Dec 2004 06:00

Does "African American" include Egyptian and Morrocan American? Or Charlize Theron Born in South Africa?

Or do you mean "Black"? MOBO = Music of Black Origin.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 05 Dec 2004 06:48

Ha Ha, very funny. Their is a comedian in Leicester.
As a general rule, it's usually advisable to read a thread before you post.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 05 Dec 2004 06:56

Two possibles for Korea but I haven't enough information to confirm:

Charles W. Dryden, who retired as a Lt. Col.
William E. (Earl) Brown, who retired as a Lt. Gen. (I have a photo of him climbing inot his F-86 in South Korea in 1953 when he was a Lt., but I don't know if he flew before the war ended.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 24 Sep 2005 02:04

From "Firefight at Yechon":

1. George Gray--P-51--KIA Korea
2. "Peepsight" Smith--P-51--KIA Korea
3. "Red" Jackson--P-51
4. E.J. Williams--P-51--KIA Korea
5. Dudley Watson--P-51

Obviously, three of these names are incomplete or nicknames. Can anyone fill in the blanks?

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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 26 Sep 2005 08:21

Gentlemen,

As I recalled,Guion S. Bluford Jr. and Charles F. Bolden Jr. USMC were Space Shuttle astronauts in their later years after flying in Vietnam right?

Edward

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Post by David C. Clarke » 26 Sep 2005 15:14

Hi Edward, I believe that's correct on both accounts. Bluford became a NASA astronaut in August 1979 and flew in both Challenger and Discovery . Bolden became an astronaut in August 1981 and flew on Columbia , Atlantis and Discovery.

By the way, when I started this Thread, I had no idea how difficult the information was to obtain, particularly the information about African-American pilots in the Korean War.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 26 Sep 2005 16:05

"Red" Jackson may have been Melvin T. "Red" Jackson, a Lt. during WWII.

http://history1900s.about.com/library/p ... mcgee3.htm

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Post by David C. Clarke » 03 Nov 2005 01:16

Vietnam again:

Lt. James H. Pauly--A1E Skyraider pilot.

Captain Leslie E. Johnson--Co-pilot, HH-43F rescue helicopter. (Note, by an odd coincidence, Captain Johnson may very well have been co-pilot of the helicopter that rescued Frank E. Peterson, who was shot down flying an F-4C.)

Say guys, I don't want to be taken as a whiner, but any help on this topic would be appreciated.

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Post by Zygmunt » 03 Nov 2005 13:17

David C. Clarke wrote:Captain Leslie E. Johnson--Co-pilot, HH-43F rescue helicopter. (Note, by an odd coincidence, Captain Johnson may very well have been co-pilot of the helicopter that rescued Frank E. Peterson, who was shot down flying an F-4C.)
Ahh, well if you're taking rotary-wing pilots:

US Army, Vietnam: CW2 William Hayes, Instructor Pilot OH-6, D-troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment. Flew at least during 1969. Later became a Police officer in Washington D.C.
Mentioned in "Low Level Hell", Mills, H.L, 1992, Presidio Press, pages 40, 300.

US Army, Vietnam: Robert McNeal (rank and aircraft type not specified, but the context imply Warrant Officer and Cobra pilot), 1st of the 9th. 1970 or 1971. Mentioned in "Snake Pilot", Zahn, R. R., 2003, Brassey's. Page 128.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 03 Nov 2005 13:48

Thank You Zygmunt!!! :D :D :D

Much appreciated!!!!

Any and All Contributions are more than welcomed!!!!!!! Hey Whirly-Things fly too!!!! :D

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David

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