Eighty-nine year-old Charles E. McGee, US Air Force Retired Colonel, one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, visits the WWII Memorial May 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. During his thirty-one year career spanning three wars, McGee flew a total of 408 combat missions. The Tuskegee Airmen is the name for the World War II 332nd Fighter Group of the US Army Air Corps, the first group of African-American pilots.    AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS      (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Colonel Charles McGee USAF (Ret.)

Charles McGee was one of the famous 332nd Fighter Group, aka Tuskegee Airmen — the celebrated African-American pilots who fought in World War II. In his decorated Air Force career, which spanned thirty years, he has flown more than 400 missions in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. In January 1973, McGee retired at the age of 54. He is a Charter board member and two-time National president of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.