This collection contains military documents,
correspondence, and other material pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen and Buford A.
Johnson, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army Air Force and chief mechanic
who serviced jet aircraft in the 99th squadron of the 477th composite group in World
War II. Highlights include newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, posters, and
awards pertaining to the personal and professional accomplishments of Buford A.
Johnson during and after his World War II service.
Buford A. Johnson was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army Air Force and chief
mechanic who serviced fighter planes in the 99th squadron of the 477th composite
group also known as the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. Born August 1927 in
Longview, Texas, Buford went on to become the first African-American jet mechanic in
the United States Air Force, the first African American Crew Chief to work on jet
aircraft, and the first African American Crew Chief to work on jet aircraft in a
3.06 linear feet
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