Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr.

Roscoe C. Brown Jr. is the former commander of the famous 332nd Fighter Group, the Tuskegee Airmen — who were celebrated African-American pilots who fought in World War II. The Group's 100th squadron flew the P-51 Mustang painted with red tails. Brown famously downed one of the German Messerschmitt Me-262 jets.  He flew sixty-eight combat missions by the war's end. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Ceoss, the Air Medal with Eight Oak Leaf Clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation. Returning in 1946, Brown attended New York University, earning a Ph.D. and becoming a professor at New York University and president of Bronx Community College.

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Green was one of the hundreds of African-American military pilots who reportedly took part in about 1,500 combat missions and earned 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses.

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John Edward Allen, a New Mexico veteran who served as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II and later earned honors for his Air Force service during the Vietnam War, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
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