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Buford A. Johnson papers
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Description
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.
Background
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 combat zone.
Extent
3.06 linear feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user
Availability
This collection is open for research.