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Series 1. Personnel. 1939-1994, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains material regarding military personnel.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged into four sub-series.
 

Sub-series 1.1. Enlisted. undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series contains information relating to the enlisted men who trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field or were associated with units composed of those who trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field. This includes material relating to the enlisted men and women assigned to the 99th, 100th, 301st and 302nd Pursuit (later Fighter) Squadrons,the 332nd Fighter Group, the 477th Bombardment Group and the 477th Composite Group.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 18

Enlisted Men of the 332nd Fighter Group Entitled to Wear the Presidential Unit Citation. undated.

Box 8, Folder 26

Roster of enlisted personnel in Squads C, D, and E. undated.

Box 20

Crew Chiefs, Flight "A", 302nd Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 20

Notice of commendation for Tech Sgt. Lattimore of 301st Fighter Squadron. ld undated.

Box 21

Index cards with name, unit , rank, service identification number (?), and unit assignment for enlisted personnel (A-E). undated.

Box 22

Index cards with name, rank, service identification number, Military Occupational Speciality (MOS) for members of Company A and Company B. Some cards list the 468th and 469th Avn Sq as unit identification. undated.

Box 23

Index cards with name, unit , rank, service identification number (?), and unit assignment for enlisted personnel (F-L). undated.

Box 26

Index cards with name, unit , rank, service identification number (?), and unit assignment for enlisted personnel (Mc-S). undated.

Box 29

Index cards with name, unit , rank, service identification number (?), and unit assignment for enlisted personnel (T-Z). undated.

Box 30

Index cards listing names of enlisted personnel in 941st Guard Squadron, Tuskegee Army Air Field. undated.

Box 30

Index cards listing names of enlisted personnel in Medical Detachment, Tuskegee Army Air Field. undated.

Box 30

Index cards listing names of enlisted personnel in 964th Quartermaster Platoon, Tuskegee Army Air Field. undated.

 

Sub-series 1.2. Officers. 1943-1985, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series contains information relating to the officers who trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field or were associated with units composed of those who trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field. This includes material relating to the officers assigned to the 99th, 100th, 301st and 302nd Persuit (later Fighter) Squadrons,the 332nd Fighter Group, the 477th Bombardment Group and the 477th Composite Group

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 6

List of African American Pilots who were brothers serving in the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 1, Folder 7

List of Caterpillar Club members, those who bailed out, with dates of bail out and locations. 1943-1945.

Box 1, Folder 8

Group losses. October 1944; December-March 1945.

Box 1, Folder 8

List of pilots who concluded tour of overseas duty; Group losses. 1944-1945.

Box 1, Folder 10

Article from the Pittsburgh Courier regarding Tuskegee Airmen participation in attack on Pantelleria Island and list of those who participated. June 1943.

Box 1, Folder 12

List of Awards and Promotions for 332nd Fighter Group; List of Distinguished Flying Cross recipients. 1943-1945.

Box 1, Folder 12

Maps of Central Europe; Location of 15th Air Force bases including the 332nd Fighter Group. 1945.

Box 1, Folder 12

Copies of official correspondence about segregated Officer Clubs at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and the 372nd Infantry Division stationed there. 1945.

Box 1, Folder 13

List of War Casualties; Tuskegee Army Flying School Trained Pilots and Related Personnel. 1942-1945.

Box 1, Folder 14

Officers of the 332nd Fighter Group Entitled to Wear the Presidential Unit Citation achieved by the Group on 24 March 1945, Raid on Berlin. undated.

Box 1, Folder 20

List of Officers transferred to the 477th Bombardment Group. 1944-1946.

Box 1, Folder 20

List of officers transferred to Lockbourne Air Force Base. June 8, 1946.

Box 1, Folder 20

Bombardment Navigators of the 477th Bombardment Group. 1944.

Box 1, Folder 20

List of Bombardment/Navigators assigned to the 477 Bombardment Group. September 16, 1944.

Box 1, Folder 21

Results of First Major Aerial Encounter by African American Pilots of the 99th Fighter Squadron. 1944.

Box 1, Folder 22

Silver Star award for Colonel Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. undated.

Box 3, Folder 13

List of officers (A-C). undated.

Box 3, Folder 14

List of officers (C). undated.

Box 3, Folder 15

List of officers (C, E). undated.

Box 3, Folder 16

List of officers (C). undated.

Box 3, Folder 17

List of officers (B-C). undated.

Box 3, Folder 18

List of officers (B). undated.

Box 3, Folder 19

List of officers (B). undated.

Box 4, Folder 1

List of officers (B). undated.

Box 4, Folder 2

List of officers (A-B). undated.

Box 4, Folder 3

List of officers (A). undated.

Box 4, Folder 4

List of officers (A). undated.

Box 4, Folder 6

Index cards with names, rank, duty information (M-R). undated.

Box 4, Folder 7

Index cards with names, rank, duty information (W-Y); information on Col. Davis' assignments at Tuskegee Army Air Field. undated.

Box 4, Folder 8

Index cards with names, rank, duty information (S-V). undated.

Box 5, Folder 3

List of additional casualties. undated.

Box 5, Folder 15

Index cards in envelopes for officers named "Alexander". undated.

Box 5, Folder 16

List of Pilots of the Vietnamese War; General Hunter's statement on races relations at Selfridge Field. undated.

Box 5, Folder 35

Aerial Combat Credit/Casualty listing; List of ships named for African Americans. undated.

Box 5, Folder 39

List of Tuskegee trained pilots by class; review of the Charles Frances book. undated.

Box 7, Folder 1

Rosters for Pilots and Ground Officers 332nd Fighter Group; Distinguished Flying Cross and Airmen Medal recipients noted. undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Formation and Flight Leaders. undated.

Box 7, Folder 2

15th Air Force Aces and Bomber Missions. undated

Box 7, Folder 24

Pilots of the 99th, 100th, and 302nd Fighter Squadrons. undated.

Box 7, Folder 26

Consolidated Officers Roster No. 5. undated.

Box 8, Folder 1

302nd Fighter Squadron Officers Assigned, record of duty and air actions from activation to June 30, 1944. 1944.

Box 8, Folder 13

List of graduates by class taken from Pittsburgh Courier. 1943-1944.

Box 8, Folder 14

301st Fighter Squadron Officer Assignments and squadron activities. 1944.

Box 8, Folder 18

Group and Squadron Personnel Assignments; List of Officers who left for Overseas; Reports of Mission 92 and 93. undated.

Box 8, Folder 25

Rosters of: Cadets, Graduates by class, Pilots alpha, Pilots and Ground Officers. undated.

Box 8, Folder 28

Formation and Flight Leaders on Group Actions Missions. 1944-1945.

Box 8, Folder 29

Military records for Major Ray B. Ware; Transportation Form from Selfridge. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

Accident Records of Aviation Cadets, Flight Officers, and Officer-Cadets. undated.

Box 9, Folder 9

Original Members of the 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 9, Folder 9

The "Do-Do Verse" which required memorized responses for cadets. undated.

Box 9, Folder 9

The last Tuskegee Liaison Pilots; History of the 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 10, Folder 12

Artillery Observer Pilots and Paratroopers Trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field and/or Hondo Field, TX.; African American Pilots who were brothers, 332nd FG. undated.

Box 12, Folder 15

African American Pilots in World War II. undated.

Box 12, Folder 19

Graduate Class 44-H. undated.

Box 12, Folder 23

332nd Fighter Group Replacement Pilots. undated.

Box 12, Folder 28

List of Who Brought Down What Plane or Destroyed What Object on the Ground. undated.

Box 12, Folder 32

List of pilots who had Completed Tours of Duty. 1944-1945.

Box 12, Folder 33

Photograph of escape kits with cyanide capsules being issued to members of the 332nd Fighter Group. 1945.

Box 12, Folder 34

Pilot Roster No. 6 showing name, rank, service number, class and unit; TAAF Roster of Pilots Trained at Tuskegee Army Flying Field Roster #8. undated.

Box 12, Folder 35

Soldiers of the Air of World War Two, brief biographies of some Tuskegee Airmen. undated.

Box 12, Folder 40

Photocopy of Memorable Memoirs by George Watson, Sr. undated.

Box 13, Folder 2

Pilots of the Original 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 13, Folder 3

General Benjamin O. Davis day at General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Middle School, Compton Unified School District. undated.

Box 14, Folder 2

Narrative reports of action by pilots of the 99th and 100th Fighter Squadrons. 1944-1945.

Box 14, Folder 9

Pilots of the 99th, 301st, and 302nd Fighter Squadrons along with awards they may have received. undated.

Box 14, Folder 10

332nd Fighter Group Bomber escort, and strafing missions and mission leaders. 1944-1945.

Box 14, Folder 11

List of Pilot victories. 1944.

Box 14, Folder 12

Articles dealing with personnel actions and morale. undated.

Box 14, Folder 13

First and second combat missions of the 99th Fighter Squadron; 332nd FG replacement pilots; War casualties, TAFS-trained pilots and related personnel; Flight of the Bumblebee; Negro Foreign Flying Personnel; Obituaries for General Parrish and Col. Roberts. undated.

Box 14, Folder 14

Days of the Brown Condor; Chat with African American ex-pilots of World War II. undated.

Box 14, Folder 15

African American Airborne Officers, World War II. undated.

Box 16, Folder 3

Personnel assignments; Foreign pilots; Cadet Aircraft Accidents; First class washouts. undated.

Box 16, Folder 14

Members of Bombardiers Class 44-53 trained at Randolph Field, Texas. 1944.

Box 16, Folder 15

List of officers who had taken Liaison Pilot training. undated.

Box 16, Folder 15

Accidents Sustained During Cadet Flying Training at Tuskegee Army Air Field. 1942-1944.

Box 16, Folder 15

Members of the Bombardier class 44-53B. 1944.

Box 16, Folder 24

Brief biography of Col. Kimble and Col. Parrish. undated.

Box 16, Folder 28

Correspondence/invitation to presentation of Distinguished Achievement Award to General. B.O. Davis, Jr.; Reproduction of photograph showing Moton Field Honor Roll plaque. undated.

Box 16, Folder 29

Articles relating to the USO and YWCA hostesses and events for airmen stationed in the Detroit area (photocopies). 1943.

Box 17, Folder 6

Articles and photos of Tuskegee Airmen and units; Copies of photos of Navigators Class 44-3-10 (photocopies). undated.

Box 17, Folder 13

Accident Record of Flying Cadets. 1942-1944.

Box 17, Folder 17

Officers' Consolidated Roster No. 5, including pilots and ground personnel. undated.

Box 17, Folder 21

Roster of Pilots Trained at Tuskegee Army Flying Field, Roster 8. 1942-1945.

Box 17, Folder 22

List of African American Airborne Officers in World War II (alphabetical). undated.

Box 18, Folder 2

Publication titled Black Eagle General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. 1985.

Box 19, Folder 2

Article on the marriage of Charles Dryden and Irma Cameron ("Pete" Dryden). 1943.

Box 19, Folder 5

List of Pilot Victories in the Air and on the Ground, World War II; Roster #8 of officers at Tuskegee Army Air Field. 1943-1945.

Box 19, Folder 6

African American Fighter Pilots (World War II). undated.

Box 19, Folder 7

Reports of individual pilots' encounter with enemy aircraft. 1944.

Box 19, Folder 8

African American Fighter Pilots (World War II). undated.

Box 20

Resume for Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. undated.

Box 20

Index cards listing combat victories for 301st Fighter Squadron undated.

Box 20

Index cards listing members of the First Special Court for the Adjudication of Offenses. 1944.

Box 20

Index cards listing the first 13 cadets in Tuskegee program and collages from which they graduated. Captain B.O. Davis was the first African American pilot to fly solo. undated.

Box 24

Index cards with alphabetical listing of Flying Cadet Accidents and pilots killed or missing in action. 1942-1945.

Box 25

Index cards with alphabetical listing of name, rank, and graduating class of Tuskegee Airmen (A-Z). undated.

Box 27

Index cards for Replacement Pilots - Name, rank, service number, and unit of pilots assigned to replace original pilots in various units; Names of original 99th Pursuit Squadron pilots who arrived with the unit in North Africa. undated.

Box 30

Index cards for 99th Fighter Squadron Pilots, 941st Guard Squadron, the TAAF Med Detachment (J-Y), and the 964th. undated.

Box 32

Index cards including rank, unit, class, address , and job (D-H). undated.

Box 34

index cards for Tuskegee base administrative personnel. undated.

Box 36

Index cards listing 99th Fighter Squadron members; Graduating class members at Tuskegee Army Flying School (Class SE 42-C through TE 46-A); Newspaper accounts of Tuskegee military units organized by date. 1945-1946.

Box 37

Index cards listing name and address of Tuskegee Airmen, planes destroyed, and fatalities. Includes name of Haitian Air Force graduates, Alix Pasquet and Raymond Cassagnol and Phillippe Celestine. undated.

Box 37

Index cards with alpha listing assignments of officers (G-L) and a few civilians associated with Tuskegee Army Flying School and the Tuskegee units. undated.

Box 40

Index cards listing Flying Combat Awards. undated.

Box 40

Index cards listing African American personnel from foreign countries who served with non-US units. undated.

Box 40

Index cards listing members of the 118th AAF. undated.

Box 42

Index cards with names of graduates, classes, and home address as well as additional comments on war time activities. undated.

Box 43

Index cards for pilots in the 332nd Fighter Group (B-T). undated.

 

Sub-series 1.3. Non-Tuskegee Airmen. 1943-1972, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series contains information on miliary personnel not associated with the Tuskegee Airmen.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 11

Bronze Star awardees of the "Negro Quartermaster Truck Company." 1944-1945.

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence about segregated Officer Clubs at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and the 372nd Infantry Division stationed there (photocopies). 1945.

Box 1, Folder 16

Article titled, "How To Be A Better Person By Learning To Admit You're Wrong." National Enquirer Spring. 1972.

Box 2, Folder 2

List of War Correspondents. undated.

Box 7, Folder 27

List of Foreign, African American Air Personnel. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

List of African American Army units in the Pacific taken from the Pittsburgh Courier. 1945.

Box 12, Folder 22

Military Related Performance of Duty Beyond Expectation in War. undated.

Box 12, Folder 30

Officially Approved War Correspondents of World War II. undated.

Box 13, Folder 24

Training Organization Chart for Applicants for Army Air Force Cadet Training. undated.

Box 13, Folder 25

Correspondence, copies of news articles about Congressional Medal of Honor winners and attempts to gain recognition for potential winners. undated.

Box 16, Folder 6

News accounts of African American contributions to World War II, including some Tuskegee Airmen clippings. 1944-1945.

Box 16, Folder 7

News accounts of African American contributions to World War II, including some Tuskegee Airmen clippings. 1944-1945.

Box 21

Flying Combat Awards; non-US personnel; Index cards most of which have a 118th designation; Microfilm for N.Y. Amsterdam News. 1943-1945.

Box 31

Index cards listing personnel who received medals. undated.

Box 34

Index cards listing name and address of Tuskegee Airmen,including name of Haitian Air Force graduates, Alix Pasquet and Raymond Cassagnol and Phillippe Celestine. undated.

 

Sub-series 1.4. General. 1939-1994, undated.

Sub-series Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series contains information relating to units, including both officers and enlisted personnel; press articles on African Americans in the military; list of war correspondents; unit citations; promotions, service awards and information on the non-flying units at Tuskegee Army Air Field.

Sub-series Arrangement

This sub-series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier dealing with Armed Forces personnel. 1943-1944.

Box 1, Folder 2

Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier dealing with Armed Forces personnel, including newly commissioned flying officers. June 1943.

Box 1, Folder 3

Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier dealing with Armed Forces personnel. May 1943.

Box 1, Folder 6

Wartime, Military, Air Casualties, World War Two, 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Liaison Pilots Trained at Tuskegee Army Flying School, Tuskegee. Alabama; Paratroopers Trained at Tuskegee Army Flying School and Ft. Benning, GA; Field Artillery Observers. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Artillery Observer Pilots and Paratroopers trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field and/or Hondo Field, Texas. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Awards for High Efficiency and Extraordinary Bravery for men of the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Chronology of Events of the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Army Air Force Navigation School, Hondo, Texas, Class 44-3-10. 1944.

Box 1, Folder 9

List of members of the Third Army Choir taken from the Pittsburgh Courier 1943.

Box 1, Folder 11

List of "Negro Quartermaster Truck Company" members who received the Bronze Star Medal. undated.

Box 1, Folder 12

Distinguished Flying Cross Awards. undated.

Box 1, Folder 12

Awards and Promotions. 1944-1945.

Box 1, Folder 13

List of War Casualties; Tuskegee Army Flying School Trained Pilots and Related Personnel. undated.

Box 1, Folder 15

Military Honorariums World War II, a description of standards for various military awards. undated.

Box 1, Folder 19

Foreign , African American Air Personnel and Service Men of World War II (not in US Forces). undated.

Box 1, Folder 22

Col. Davis statement to his men as he left the 332nd Fighter Group to take command of the 477 Bombardment Group. undated.

Box 1, Folder 23

Distinguished Unit Citation for 332nd Fighter Group for Mission to Berlin; includes personnel rosters for the units within the Fighter Group and accounts of action. 1945.

Box 1, Folder 24

Tuskegee Army Air Base Personnel listed by unit. undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Commendations for 167th Transportation and Truck Battalion's Troop Information and Education activities. 1951.

Box 3, Folder 7

News items from the Pittsburgh Courier. 1939-1943.

Box 3, Folder 8

332nd Fighter Group Mission Accounts. 1944-1945.

Box 3, Folder 9

Editorials, Pittsburgh Courier, Amsterdam News. 1939-1944.

Box 3, Folder 11

Tuskegee Army Air Base Personnel (Partial); 332nd Officers transferring to Selfridge Field. 1941-1943.

Box 3, Folder 12

925th and 928th Air Base Security Battalion. 1943-1944.

Box 5, Folder 1

Musical score Lonely Eagles over Enemy Skies. 1982.

Box 5, Folder 9

Publications, Black Wings The American Black in Aviation and Black Americans in Aviation. 1975-1984.

Box 5, Folder 10

Manuscript (partial) A Tapestry of Destiny. undated.

Box 5, Folder 11

Publication and manuscript for Memoirs of the late Bessie Coleman (photocopies). 1969.

Box 5, Folder 22

Lists of personnel by unit, including the medical unit. undated.

Box 5, Folder 25

Officers and Enlisted Men of the 332nd Fighter Group as taken from the Official History. Includes rank, unit assignment and duty assignment. undated.

Box 5, Folder 33

"A Chit Chat with Ex-Black Pilots of World War II"; African American Flying Personnel of WWII listed by country; listing of personnel mentioned in The Tuskegee Experience. undated.

Box 5, Folder 34

African American WWII Medal of Honor Winners. undated.

Box 5, Folder 36

Payroll for 332nd Fighter Group headquarters squadron; transcription of various newspaper articles. undated.

Box 5, Folder 37

Fifteenth Air Force Story by Kenn Rust 1976.

Box 7, Folder 6

Tuskegee Airmen early history; Berlin Mission Rosters; Presidential Unit Citation Roster. undated.

Box 7, Folder 8

Articles in the "Black Press" regarding African Americans in the war effort; speech of Adam Clayton Powell. 1939-1944.

Box 7, Folder 9

Articles in the "Black Press" regarding African Americans in the war effort. 1939-1945

Box 7, Folder 10

Articles in the "Black Press" regarding African Americans in the war effort. 1945.

Box 7, Folder 11

Articles in the "Black Press" regarding African Americans in the war effort. 1945.

Box 7, Folder 12

Articles in the "Black Press" regarding African Americans in the war effort; Members of graduating classes; Missions flown. 1943-1945

Box 7, Folder 13

List of members of classes, often with hometowns, and awards received; photograph of last Tuskegee Liaison Pilots (photocopy). 1942-1943.

Box 7, Folder 16

Personnel of 332nd, Army Race Relations, Aircraft Observers (Bombardiers), Cadet Accident Records. undated

Box 7, Folder 20

Articles in the "Black Press" regarding African Americans in the war effort (largely from Pittsburgh Courier and Amsterdam News) 1943-1944.

Box 7, Folder 21

Articles in the "Black Press" regarding African Americans in the war effort including a biography of Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 7, Folder 22

Articles on Race Relations in the military. undated.

Box 7, Folder 23

Articles on African Americans in the military. 1943.

Box 7, Folder 25

List of Presidential Unit Citation awardees. undated.

Box 8, Folder 6

History of 301st Fighter Squadron, Montecorvino, Italy. 1942-1944.

Box 8, Folder 7

History of 332nd Fighter Group. 1944-1945

Box 8, Folder 8

History of 332nd Fighter Group including Cpl. Cecil Peterson as one of the first 7 EM assigned to the unit. 1942-1944.

Box 8, Folder 9

Publications with information and photos of base unit personnel (photocopies). undated.

Box 8, Folder 10

Song lyrics, Black Eagles over Nazi Skies by Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 8, Folder 17

News items about African Americans who received military honors. 1943-1945.

Box 8, Folder 19

Tuskegee Army Air Base Personnel. undated.

Box 8, Folder 20

History of the 332rd Fighter Group. 1941-1943

Box 8, Folder 21

Pittsburgh Courier news articles on equality in the Army and Navy; History of the 33rd FG; correspondence about the 761st Tank Battalion; 99th Pilots Narration. undated.

Box 8, Folder 22

Negroes and the Air Force, 1939-1949:Navigation Class 44-3-10; Godman Field Base Unit. undated.

Box 8, Folder 23

African American World War II Military Awards. undated.

Box 8, Folder 32

Sergeants article on Tuskegee Airmen; Narrative Mission Reports; Bombardier-Navigators at Godman Field. undated.

Box 8, Folder 33

302nd Fighter Squadron Historical Records. undated.

Box 8, Folder 34

Staff of the Tuskegee Army Flying School. 1942.

Box 9, Folder 2

Table of Hospital Organization. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

List of Flight and Pilot instructors. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

Officers and Enlisted Men of the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

List of missions and equipment destroyed. undated.

Box 9, Folder 30

Photograph of African American troops at Selfridge Field. 1943.

Box 9, Folder 37

Clippings about African Americans in World War II including images of the Tuskegee Airmen (photocopies). undated.

Box 9, Folder 38

Publication titled Black Yank. 1979-1980.

Box 10, Folder 1

Newspaper accounts relating to new pilot and navigator graduates and unit activities as well as Flight Instructors. undated.

Box 10, Folder 3

Index cards with information on personnel killed by an explosion of mines at Viareggio, Italy. 1945.

Box 10, Folder 10

Sgt. Major Vouza and the battle for Guadalcanal. undated.

Box 10, Folder 11

African American Fighter Pilots in World War II. undated.

Box 10, Folder 12

War Casualties, Tuskegee Army Flying School trained pilots and related personnel; Awards for High Efficiency and Extraordinary Bravery, 332nd fighter group. undated.

Box 10, Folder 13

Microfilm of Amsterdam Star News and Pittsburgh Courier relating to African Americans in World War II. undated.

Box 10, Folder 17

"Lest We (Democracy) Forget; A Conspiracy of the Generals." undated.

Box 10, Folder 18

African American Military Units Stationed in the Pacific at the end of World War II. undated.

Box 10, Folder 19

Research notes for research at National Archives and Air Force Historical Agency for study on Negro Flyers of World War II. 1984-1994.

Box 14

Articles in the "Black Press" regarding activities of servicemen and units and race relations; listing of members of individual Tuskegee graduating classes; list of first pilots to see action (99th Fighter Squadron); list of first 12 cadets in program. 1942-1946.

Box 15

Envelopes and index cards with Airmen name, rank, class, and associated unit. undated.

Box 17

List of personnel and pilots showing name, rank, serial number, unit, job. Some include addresses and some have more extended information on service and personal history (D-F). undated.

Box 18

Index cards with Tuskegee Admin. Personnel, Promotions; Listing of service awards for African Americans noted in the "Black Press" - Soldiers Medal, Bronze & Silver Star, Legion of Merit and others; Group Battle Actions: Battlefield Commissions. undated.

Box 19

Index cards of African American servicemen who have received service awards (alphabetical). undated.

Box 20

Index cards listing members of the 613th Tuskegee Army Band. undated.

Box 20

Index cards with names of Liaison Pilots. undated.

Box 20

Material including Crew Chiefs of Flight ""A"" 302 Fighter Squadron. Captions for photographs; Special Court members; Original class at Tuskegee; Information from Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. calendar. undated.

Box 22

Index cards listing Medal of Honor winners. undated.

Box 27

Index cards of personnel involved in aircraft accidents, MIA, and crash casualties (alphabetical). undated.

Box 34

Index cards for personnel receiving medals (alphabetical and by medal). undated.

Box 35

Index cards with description of daily activities (by month). 1943-1944.

Box 38

List of personnel who have received medals and citations (alphabetical). undated.

Box 43

Index cards listing Foreign Pilots and Soldiers. undated.

 

Series 2. Freeman Field Mutiny. 1945, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains information relating specifically to the "Freeman Field Mutiny" including photocopies of transcripts of the Court Martial.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 17

Background on Freeman Field incident and names of officers transferred under guard to Godman Field. undated.

Box 1, Folder 24

Freeman Field housing assignments. undated.

Box 1, Folder 24

Officers under arrest to be transferred to Godman Field. April 12, 1945.

Box 2, Folder 1

Transcripts of Freeman Field Trial. 1945.

Box 2, Folder 2

List of officers who signed petition against discrimination at Freeman Field. 1945.

Box 2, Folder 3

List of officers arrested relating to Freeman Field; List of officers against whom charges had been dropped; Related Freeman Field material. 1945.

Box 7, Folder 28

Orders relating to Freeman Field. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 27

Confidential file relating to Freeman Field protest. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 28

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 29

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 30

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 31

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 32

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 33

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 34

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 35

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 36

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 37

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 14, Folder 38

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 12

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 13

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 14

List of officers interviewed about the Freeman Field incident in order of interview; background information on Freeman Field Mutiny. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 15

Background information on Freeman Field Mutiny. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 16

Background information on Freeman Field incident, including assignment of building responsibility and access. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 18

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 19

Background information on Freeman Field incident. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 20

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 21

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 22

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 23

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 25

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 26

List of officers interviewed in Freeman Field incident. 1945.

Box 16, Folder 27

Transcript (partial) of Freeman Field trial. 1945.

 

Series 3. Non-Military Organizational Records. 1973-1992, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains information related to the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc and the Tuskegee Air Force.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 5, Folder 14

Program for the Tuskegee Airmen Third National Reunion. 1973.

Box 5, Folder 38

Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Convention publication, 9th annual convention booklet for meeting in Atlanta. 1980.

Box 8, Folder 3

Newsletter, Tuskegee Air Force. undated.

Box 8, Folder 4

Newsletter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter. 1989-1992.

Box 8, Folder 30

Newsletters, Tuskegee Air Force; TAI Board of Directors Meeting; Lonely Eagles calendar; African Americans in Aviation in Arizona. undated.

Box 8, Folder 31

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Convention Programs and Membership Roster. undated.

Box 10, Folder 14

Newsletter, Tuskegee Air Force. undated.

Box 12, Folder 17

Newsletters, Tuskegee Air Force Amvets Post #99 and Tuskegee Air Force. undated.

Box 17, Folder 6

Newsletters, Tuskegee Air Force Amvets Post #99 and Tuskegee Air Force with accounts of the beginning of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. 1982.

 

Series 4. Military History. 1943-1999, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains information on the history of non-Tuskegee Airmen units as well as general military history.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 12, Folder 13

History of the 147th and 148th Aero Squadron (World War I). undated.

Box 12, Folder 25

History of the Medal of Honor; List of Military Honorariums World War II. undated.

Box 12, Folder 36

Chronology of the Events of the War in the Pacific, WW II. undated.

Box 16, Folder 30

List of dates noting progress of Allied forces in World War II. 1943-1944.

Box 44, Folder 14

Publication, Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-1978. 1979.

Box 44, Folder 15

Publication, Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-1968. 1968.

Box 44, Folder 16

Publication, The World at War: 1939-1945. 1999.

Box 44, Folder 17

Publication, Come Out Fighting The Epic Tale of the 761st Tank Battalion, 1942-1945. 1979.

Box 44, Folder 18

Publication, VanGuard 50 The 146th Tactical Airlift Wing 50th Anniversary. 1974.

 

Series 5. African American History. 1916-1992, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains information on African American history, largely aviation oriented and much taken from the press.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 5, Folder 5

Publication, History of Aviation and the Black Flyer in the Air Force. undated.

Box 5, Folder 6

Publication, Black Wings by Lt. William Powell (photocopy). undated.

Box 5, Folder 7

Publication, The Black Shadow of Death by P.J. Carisella and James W. Ryan (photocopy). undated.

Box 5, Folder 21

Articles on Lt. Gen. Daniel James, Jr and Sam Rodia. 1967-1974.

Box 5, Folder 30

Notes on civilian pilot training programs and African American aviation. undated.

Box 5, Folder 41

Newspaper California Daily Enterprise. 1973.

Box 7, Folder 14

Articles on African Americans and Social Security. 1939-1940.

Box 7, Folder 15

African Americans in the military, World War II and immediately thereafter. 1945-1946.

Box 7, Folder 30

Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier relating to African Americans in World War II. Includes rosters for Tuskegee Band and some classes. 1943.

Box 7, Folder 31

Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier relating to African Americans in World War II. Includes roster for Class 44F. 1943-1945.

Box 7, Folder 33

Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier and Amsterdam News relating to African Americans in World War II. Includes casualty list from Port Chicago. 1944-1947.

Box 7, Folder 34

Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier and Amsterdam News relating to African Americans in World War II. 1945.

Box 7, Folder 35

Articles from the African American press relating to African Americans in World War II. List of missions and material destroyed or damaged. 1944-1945.

Box 7, Folder 36

Pilots of the original 99th Fighter Squadron; Pilot victories. undated.

Box 7, Folder 37

Articles from the African American press relating to African Americans in World War II. 1945-1946

Box 8, Folder 2

Black Eagles Over Nazi Skies song written by Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 8, Folder 15

Days of the Brown Condor. undated.

Box 8, Folder 27

African Americans in Aviation. undated.

Box 8, Folder 34

Press clippings on African American Aviators. undated.

Box 9, Folder 6

Articles on African Americans and U.S. History (photocopies). undated.

Box 9, Folder 10

Material on Eugene Bullard. undated.

Box 9, Folder 14

African American stamp coloring book. undated.

Box 9, Folder 15

Information on Medgar and Charles Evers. undated.

Box 9, Folder 20

Who Was Who in Negro History. undated.

Box 9, Folder 24

History of Aviation and the African American Flyer in the Air Force. undated.

Box 9, Folder 25

The Five Negro Presidents. 1965.

Box 9, Folder 34

Thomas Jefferson's farm journal (photocopies; incomplete). undated.

Box 9, Folder 35

African American History Month presentation on African American Freemasons and African American Popes. 1985.

Box 9, Folder 36

Publications dealing with African Americans. undated.

Box 9, Folder 40

Why Reparations?and The Misnomer "Negro" and The Abomination of Raceism. undated.

Box 9, Folder 43

Documents on African American History and Civil Rights. undated.

Box 9, Folder 46

Mound Bayou, Mississippi The Defender,and Los Angeles The New Agenewspapers. 1916-1921.

Box 10, Folder 2

Notes on Social Security. 1940.

Box 10, Folder 17

Material on African American flyers and military units, Tuskegee Airmen Inc, and the Cen-Try yearbook. Listing of legislation and court cases contributing to the segregation/desegregation of the American Air Forces. undated.

Box 12, Folder 7

"The Black Veteran: The Forsaken Promise" by Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 12, Folder 20

African Americans who have been awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor. undated.

Box 12, Folder 31

Material about the Spingarn Award. 1939-1943.

Box 12, Folder 37

Articles from the Amsterdam News and Pittsburgh Courier on Race Relations. 1939-1945.

Box 12, Folder 38

Copies of correspondence between the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Mrs. Roosevelt and government officials. 1942.

Box 12, Folder 41

Aviation Experts Hold Hampton Meet, first annual meeting of the Aeronautical Association of Negro Schools. undated.

Box 13, Folder 20

Articles about African Americans during and after World War II. 1943-1947.

Box 14, Folder 3

Articles about African Americans in the military who suffered discrimination (photocopies). undated.

Box 16, Folder 31

History of Aviation and the African American Flyer in the Air Force. undated.

Box 17, Folder 2

The Phantom Brigade, A Volunteer In Spain: A Combat Tour With an American Fighter Pilot in the Spanish Republican Air Force. undated.

Box 17, Folder 5

Material on Celes King III (includes negatives) undated.

Box 17, Folder 7

List of African American Nurses in Liberia; News articles on Winners of Medals, women in the war effort. undated.

Box 17, Folder 11

Articles on race relations during and after World War II. 1940-1945.

Box 17, Folder 15

Material on the types of Military Awards issued. undated.

Box 17, Folder 23

Articles on African Americans in the military. undated.

Box 17, Folder 24

Articles on African Americans in the military including list of nurses serving in Liberia and some information on the Tuskegee units. undated.

Box 17, Folder 25

Articles on African Americans in the military including some information on the Tuskegee units. undated.

Box 17, Folder 27

Articles on African Americans in the military some information on the 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 18, Folder 9

Publication, In Whitest Africa. 1968.

Box 18, Folder 10

Publication, Freedom to the Free. 1963.

Box 18, Folder 11

Publication, Black Creative Radio. undated.

Box 18, Folder 12

Publication, Afro-American History Month 39th Annual Celebration. 1986.

Box 19, Folder 1

Articles on the efforts of the Pittsburgh Courier to include African Americans in the Civilian Pilot Training Program and in Social Security. 1939.

Box 19, Folder 2

Articles on African Americans in the military. undated.

Box 19, Boxes 4

Articles on African Americans in the military. 1943.

Box 19, Folder 5

History of Aviation and the African American Flyer in the Air Force. undated.

Box 19, Folder 7

The Army Air Force Attempts to "Deal" with the Race Problem, excerpt taken from Segregated Skies. undated.

Box 19, Folder 9

African American Achievement in America calendar. 1989.

Box 20

"Above and Beyond The Call of Duty" pink index cards for people who had been killed in the Civil Rights movement. The source is an NAACP letter dated February 20, 1964. 1959-1964.

Box 20

African American Colleges Selected to Take Part in the Civilian Pilot Training Program. Index card with names of participating institutions and some individual names associated with the institution. undated.

Box 20

"Pioneers in Black Aviation" from Black Wings magazine. undated.

Box 20

Things and Places Named to Honor African American Heroes. undated.

Box 20

Index cards for "Negro History Day by Day" Organized by month and day. undated.

Box 28

Index cards for people and events significant in African American history organized by date and African American Aviation milestones. undated.

Box 35

Index cards for people and events significant in African American history organized alphabetical. undated.

Box 38

Index cards: ""Post War Matters"" listing the progress of desegregation in the military, decommissioning of units, poems, prayers, memorials; ""Foreign Black Pilots and Soldiers". undated.

Box 39

Microfilm The Pittsburgh Courier and regarding the U.S. Air Force. undated.

Box 40

Microfilm New York Amsterdam News. undated.

Box 44, Folder 12

Publication, The Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964. 1978.

Box 44, Folder 13

Publication, The Divided Skies. 1992.

 

Series 6. Tuskegee Airmen Related Activities. 1941-1998, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains information related to the activities and the history of units directly related to the training at Tuskegee Army Air Field. This is unit level information including mission reports and unit patches. Songs, poems, and publications, as well as articles from the Selfridge Field News are included.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 6

332nd Fighter Group Headquarters Payroll. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Proposed Citation for The 332nd Fighter Group. 1945.

Box 1, Folder 6

Wartime, Military, Air Casualties, World War Two, 332nd Fighter Group. 1943-1953.

Box 1, Folder 6

Casualties in the 99th Fighter Squadron During Training and Combat. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Group Movements of the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Final Wartime Disposition of the 332nd Fighter Group. 1945.

Box 1, Folder 10

Our Flyers Help Force Italian Surrender (Pantelleria Island) typed report from Pittsburgh Courier. 1943.

Box 1, Folder 12

Maps of Central Europe; Location of 15th Air Force bases in Italy. undated.

Box 1, Folder 21

Results of the First Major Aerial Encounter By African American Pilots of the 99th Fighter Squadron (Anzio Beach). 1944.

Box 1, Folder 23

332nd Fighter Group Mission to Berlin Distinguished Unit Citation. March 24, 1945.

Box 1, Folder 25

Narrative Mission Reports. 1944-1945.

Box 3, Folder 1

Unit patches (photocopies). undated.

Box 5, Folder 12

Publication, Fifteenth Air Force Combat Markings. 1943-1945.

Box 5, Folder 13

Publications, Sergeants and World War II. 1981-1998.

Box 5, Folder 18

Articles and publications relating to Tuskegee Airmen and African American pilots. Includes Judge Hastie's statement and news article on women at Tuskegee (photocopies). undated.

Box 5, Folder 19

Correspondence between Peterson and the Los Angeles Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 1982.

Box 5, Folder 24

Newsletter articles on various Tuskegee Airmen activities. undated.

Box 5, Folder 28

The Ida Van Smith Flight Clubs, Inc. Journal. 1974.

Box 5, Folder 29

NAI News. March 1992.

Box 6, Folder 2

332nd Fighter Group End of the War Ceremonies. 1945.

Box 6, Folder 10

Newspaper articles on various Tuskegee Airmen activities. undated.

Box 6, Folder 11

Clippings on Tuskegee Airmen and African American military personnel. undated.

Box 6, Folder 12

Clippings on Tuskegee Airmen and Clint Martin. undated.

Box 6, Folder 19

Notebook with information on Tuskegee personnel including non African American personnel. undated.

Box 7, Folder 4

Information on the Mission to Berlin for which the unit received the Presidential Unit Citation. 1945.

Box 7, Folder 5

Tuskegee Army Air Field Medical Personnel and Organization; 99th Fighter Squadron Operational Particulars, including replacement pilots. undated.

Box 7, Folder 7

332nd Fighter Group Mission Reports. 1944-1945.

Box 7, Folder 17

List of Bronze Star winners, history of Tuskegee Army Flying School, history of 96th Service Group. undated.

Box 7, Folder 19

Poems and songs, including Bronze Airmen. undated.

Box 7, Folder 28

Group Movements of the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 7, Folder 32

News clippings on Tuskegee Airmen; African American military personnel from Pittsburgh Courier and Amsterdam News. 1943-1945.

Box 8, Folder 5

Newsletters, The Tuskegee Airmen, Spookwaffe News. 1980-1982.

Box 8, Folder 11

Bronze Airmen, The Official March Song of the Tuskegee Army Air Field. 1954.

Box 8, Folder 12

History of 100th Fighter Squadron. 1944.

Box 8, Folder 17

Activation, Organization, Training, War Combat and Deactivation of the 332nd Fighter Group (includes Medical History). undated.

Box 8, Folder 18

Narrative Mission Reports; News clippings on Detroit Riots; 96th Service Group; History of 332nd Fighter Group, Oscoda Air Field; Sergeants magazine. undated.

Box 8, Folder 24

Fifteenth Air Force Bases: Tactical Unit History. undated.

Box 9, Folder 7

Data for Mission to Berlin unit citation. undated.

Box 9, Folder 8

History of the 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 9, Folder 8

Fatalities of the African American Air Force Program During World War II. undated.

Box 9, Folder 28

Correspondence and notes relating to the acquisition of microfilm for the history of the 332nd project. undated.

Box 9, Folder 30

Article on development of HBO movie on Tuskegee Airmen (photocopies). 1996.

Box 9, Folder 32

Clippings relating to Selfridge Field and other topics (photocopies). undated.

Box 10, Folder 4

History of the 332nd Fighter Group by month. 1942-1944.

Box 10, Folder 5

332nd Fighter Group Narrative Mission Reports. 1944-1945.

Box 12, Folder 1

Sheet music for "Lonely Eagles Over Enemy Skies" with lyrics by Cecil Peterson. 1982.

Box 12, Folder 11

History of the 477th Composite Group. undated.

Box 12, Folder 12

History of the 318th Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, Tuskegee Army Air Field. 1944.

Box 12, Folder 16

Personnel orders relating to transfers, release from service, navigator class, and unit rosters. 1944-1945.

Box 12, Folder 18

List of missions and property damaged or destroyed. undated.

Box 12, Folder 21

Awards and Promotions 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 12, Folder 24

Pilot Instructors, All Aircraft, Fighter, Bomber and/or Liaison For Paratrooper and Artillery Tactics. undated.

Box 12, Folder 26

List of members of the Tuskegee Army Air Base Band. undated.

Box 12, Folder 27

History of the selection of the Tuskegee Army Air Field site and the 318th Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron Tuskegee Army Air Field. undated.

Box 12, Folder 29

Medical Department, Tuskegee Army Flying School, Tuskegee Army Air Field. undated.

Box 13, Folder 1

Historical Record of the 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 13, Folder 4

History of the 324th Fighter Group and 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 13, Folder 5

History of 99th Fighter Squadron (partial) and 324th Fighter Group (partial). undated.

Box 13, Folder 6

List of Sorties and daily history of 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.

Box 13, Folder 7

324th Fighter Group Operational and Intelligence Summary; Replacement pilots for the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 13, Folder 8

324th Fighter Group Operations. 1943.

Box 13, Folder 9

324th Fighter Group and 99th Fighter Squadron histories. undated.

Box 13, Folder 10

99th Fighter Squadron Mascot. undated.

Box 13, Folder 11

History of 99th Fighter Squadron includes Sortie Sheet Reports. April 1944.

Box 13, Folder 12

History of 332nd Fighter Group (part I). 1942-1944.

Box 13, Folder 13

History of the 332nd Fighter Group (part II). 1944-1945.

Box 13, Folder 14

332nd Fighter Group Headquarters Squadron Personnel. 1944.

Box 13, Folder 15

332nd Fighter Group Daily Mission Reports. 1944-1945.

Box 13, Folder 16

332nd Fighter Group Mission and Target Action. 1945.

Box 13, Folder 17

History of the 15th Air Force and the 332nd Fighter Group in World War II. undated.

Box 13, Folder 18

The Fifteenth Air Force Story, 332nd Fighter Group Bomber Escort Mission Targets. undated.

Box 13, Folder 21

History of the 96th Service Group. undated.

Box 13, Folder 22

Officers and Enlisted Men of the 1000th Signal Company. undated.

Box 13, Folder 23

Rosters for: 890th Single Engine Flying Training Squadron, 302nd Fighter Squadron, 889th Basic Flying Training Squadron, 1451st Quartermaster Company, 941st Guard Squadron, 707th Signal Aircraft Warning Company, 964th Quartermaster Platoon, 1155th Single Engine Flying Training Squadron. undated.

Box 14, Folder 1

War Diary for the 86th Fighter Group. 1944.

Box 14, Folder 4

Fifteenth Air Force Bombing Missions. undated.

Box 14, Folder 5

Narrative Mission Reports for 332nd Fighter Group. 1944-1945.

Box 14, Folder 6

332nd Bomber escort missions and strafing missions. 1944-1945.

Box 14, Folder 7

History of Aviation and the African American Flyer in the Air Force; History of the 15th Air Force. undated.

Box 14, Folder 14

History of Aviation and the African American Flyer in the Air Force; History of the 15th Air Force. undated.

Box 14, Folder 16

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.301-400). 1943-1944.

Box 14, Folder 17

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.101-199). undated.

Box 14, Folder 18

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.1-100). undated.

Box 14, Folder 19

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.201-300). undated.

Box 14, Folder 20

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.301-401). undated.

Box 14, Folder 21

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.1-100). undated.

Box 14, Folder 22

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.200-300). undated.

Box 14, Folder 23

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.401-500). undated.

Box 14, Folder 24

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.101-150). undated.

Box 14, Folder 25

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p. 151-199). undated.

Box 14, Folder 26

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field (p.200-300). undated.

Box 16, Folder 1

Articles on USO functions with the airmen. undated.

Box 16, Folder 2

List of members of last Field Artillery class at TAFS; List of pilots, missions and awards; List of civilian flight instructors; Third Army Choir members. undated.

Box 16, Folder 4

History of Tuskegee Army Flying School including hospital and Veterinary Services. undated.

Box 16, Folder 5

Group mission reports for the 332nd Fighter Group; News articles on the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 16, Folder 7

Daily Events and Group Mission Reports for the 332nd Fighter Group and the individual squadrons. 1944.

Box 16, Folder 8

History of Tuskegee Army Air Field Tuskegee, Alabama, from 7 December 1941 to 31 December 1942, partial manuscript, including history of the Veterinary Services. 1941-1942.

Box 16, Folder 9

History of Tuskegee Army Flying School (pages 502-595). undated.

Box 16, Folder 10

History of Tuskegee Army Flying School (pages 402-501). undated.

Box 16, Folder 11

History of Tuskegee Army Flying School (pages 501-595). undated.

Box 16, Folder 14

List of personnel assigned to squadrons B-E, 115th AAF Base Unit; Officers and Enlisted Men of the 332nd Fighter Group, including personnel lost in action; Group Mission Reports. undated.

Box 16, Folder 15

List of pilot instructors. undated.

Box 16, Folder 15

332nd Fighter Group Bombing-Escorting Missions. 1944-1945.

Box 16, Folder 17

History of the 477th Bombardment Group; Guide for Briefing Pre-crew Trainees. undated.

Box 16, Folder 32

The Tuskegee Airmen article from Sergeants magazine. 1981.

Box 17, Folder 8

Documentation for the Distinguished Unit Citation for 332nd Fighter Group. 1945.

Box 17, Folder 9

Wartime Military Air Casualties in World War II for the 332nd Fighter Group. undated.

Box 17, Folder 10

History of Tuskegee Army Flying School (pages 103-300). undated.

Box 17, Folder 14

History of Tuskegee Army Flying School (pages 1-102). undated.

Box 17, Folder 16

332nd Fighter Group Mission Statistics. undated.

Box 17, Folder 23

Description of insignia for 302nd, 99th,301st,100th Fighter Squadrons, 332nd Fighter Group, and 616th Bombardment Squadron. Includes organizational history, Assignments, Stations, Operations, Campaigns, Decorations, and Commanding Officers for the above units and the 477th Bombardment Group. undated.

Box 17, Folder 25

Article from Selfridge Field News on the move of the 332nd from Selfridge Field to the Oscoda Sub-base. 1943.

Box 19, Folder 1

Group Mission reports for 332nd Fighter Group. 1945.

Box 19, Folder 2

Daily Events of the 100th Fighter Squadron; Personnel and unit adjustments for the 332nd Fighter Group and 99th Fighter Squadron. 1944.

Box 19, Folder 3

Daily Events and Reports for the 332nd Fighter Group and sub-units. 1944.

Box 19, Folder 4

Information on activities of the 332nd Fighter Group, 99th and 100th Fighter Squadrons. 1943.

Box 19, Folder 5

The Tuskegee Airmen article from Sergeants Magazine. 1982.

Box 19, Folder 7

Articles from Selfridge Field News on activities at Oscoda. 1943.

Box 20

Index cards for 613th Tuskegee Army Band; information including Crew Chiefs of Flight ""A"" 302nd Fighter Squadron. Captions for photos; Special Court members; Original class at Tuskegee; Information from 1986 Tuskegee Airmen Inc. calendar; Information on Nancy Leftenant Colon. undated.

Box 22

Index cards of unit movements and activities. Names of some instructors. 1942-1946.

Box 31

Index cards of Tuskegee Army Air Field unit officers. undated.

Box 33

Index cards of unit activities by month for 99th Fighter Squadron and 96th Service Group. 1943-1944.

Box 40

Microfilm of the New York Amsterdam News (boxes numbered 29,30,31). 1943-1945.

Box 43

Index cards of missions and activities for the 99th Fighter Squadron with the 79th, 86th and 324th Fighter Group. undated.

Box 47, Folder 2

332nd Fighter Group World War II Combat Data. 1944-1945.

Box 47, Folder 3

Newsletter Woodbury Roller Daily Spratt. 1945.

 

Series 7. Personal papers of Cecil Peterson. 1935-2003, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains information relating to Cecil Peterson's personal, military, and professional life, his family background and correspondence with Eleanor Roosevelt. His World War II diary, campaign ribbons and research work with microfilm are also included in this series.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 4

Background information on Cecil Peterson's military history; correspondence, speeches at a "Salute to Cecil Peterson"; authorization to sell letter signed by Eleanor Roosevelt. 1942-2000.

Box 1, Folder 4

List of promotions to Private First Class for men in 83rd Interceptor Control Squadron Tuskegee Army Flying School. July 6, 1942.

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs of personnel and civilians in Korea. 1952.

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs from Korea assignment; clipping re Presidential Unit Citation for 761st Tank Battalion. 1952-1978.

Box 2, Folder 4

167 Transportation Truck Battalion Pictorial Panorama for Knowledge. 1951.

Box 3, Folder 1

Photograph of Peterson as a baby and another as Private First Class at Tuskegee. Codes for his research notes. undated.

Box 3, Folder 2

Family Letters (part I). 1989-1991.

Box 3, Folder 3

Family Letters (part II). 1989-1990.

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence on research for autobiography (part I). 1974.

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence on research for autobiography (part II). 1973-1988.

Box 3, Folder 10

Military Personnel Orders for Cecil Peterson. 1952-1954.

Box 4, Folder 4

Publications titled Earth Changes, Edgar Cayce readings; The Evolution of the Machine. undated.

Box 4, Folder 5

Publications titled Lonely Eagles and Model Stationary and Marine Steam Engines.. 1974-1980.

Box 5, Folder 8

Correspondence between Cecil Peterson and General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. 1980-1995.

Box 5, Folder 17

Military Orders for Cecil Peterson. 1949-1952.

Box 5, Folder 20

Correspondence from Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. 1987.

Box 5, Folder 23

Articles on World War II. undated.

Box 5, Folder 26

Correspondence relating to the Los Angeles County Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. undated.

Box 5, Folder 27

Correspondence to C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson. 1992.

Box 5, Folder 31

Correspondence with Bill Holton, former Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. national historian. 1998.

Box 5, Folder 32

Prospectus for Cen-Try Yearbook Research Program. undated.

Box 5, Folder 40

Masonic Certificate issued to Peterson. undated.

Box 5, Folder 42

Family History and Photographs. undated.

Box 5, Folder 43

Family Photographs, Genealogy, Correspondence. undated.

Box 5, Folder 44

Correspondence about sale of property in Flagstaff, Arizona. 1997.

Box 5, Folder 45

Death Certificate for Daniel Little, clipping for Peterson's election as president of the Los Angeles County Obscenity and Pornography Commission. undated.

Box 5, Folder 46

Correspondence seeking military personnel records. 1973-1980.

Box 5, Folder 48

Correspondence and copies of records for Eliza Brown and Ealen O' Brien. 1978-1994.

Box 5, Folder 49

Photographs of family. undated.

Box 5, Folder 50

Background information on Cecil Peterson's childhood. 1974-1984.

Box 5, Folder 51

Photographs of family and Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 5, Folder 52

Photographs of family and Tuskegee material. Script treatment for film Auntie Ellie. undated.

Box 5, Folder 53

John Adams Junior High School Yearbook. 1958.

Box 5, Folder 54

Property records for Arizona property. 1974-1997.

Box 5, Folder 55

Song Lonely Eagles Over Enemy Skies and copyright information. undated.

Box 5, Folder 56

Personal Resume for Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 5, Folder 57

Photographs and cards from granddaughter. undated.

Box 5, Folder 58

Publication A Tapestry of Destiny. undated.

Box 5, Folder 59

Photographs of Cecil Peterson Jr's wedding and family. 1994.

Box 5, Folder 60

Correspondence on appointment to Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. 1993.

Box 5, Folder 61

Photographs of family and friends. undated.

Box 6, Folder 1

Photographs of Korea and Guadalcanal. Military records from Korea. News clipping on Tuskegee Airmen presentation. undated.

Box 6, Folder 2

Letters of recommendation for Cecil Peterson. 1960-1963.

Box 6, Folder 3

Family photographs. undated.

Box 6, Folder 4

Photographs of Cecil Peterson's son and daughter. undated.

Box 6, Folder 5

Publications, The River of Time, copyright held by the Edgar Cayce Foundation; The Discovery of Edgar Cayce. 1965.

Box 6, Folder 5

Publication, Fighting Jets. 1983.

Box 6, Folder 6

Publication, Frontiers of Flight. 1992.

Box 6, Folder 6

Publications, Lonely Eagles and autobiography of Benjamin O. Davis Jr. undated.

Box 6, Folder 7

Correspondence with information on 761st Black Panther Tank Bn.; small US flag. 1982.

Box 6, Folder 8

Correspondence with Tuskegee Airmen, Inc; obituaries for Harrington and Thompson; Post Regulations Tuskegee Army Flying School. undated.

Box 6, Folder 9

Expenses for writings. undated.

Box 6, Folder 13

Appointment books. 1990-1993.

Box 6, Folder 14

Appointment books. 1986-1988.

Box 6, Folder 14

Appointment books. 1984-1985.

Box 6, Folder 15

Appointment books. 1982-1983.

Box 6, Folder 16

Appointment books. 1980-1981.

Box 6, Folder 17

Appointment book. 1974.

Box 6, Folder 18

Photograph John Adams Jr. High School class; family history of brother Oscar Peter Smallwood. undated.

Box 6, Folder 20

Campaign and service medals and ribbons. undated.

Box 7, Folder 18

Family photographs. undated.

Box 7, Folder 29

Artwork labeled miIndia and kor. on CD-R undated.

Box 8, Folder 16

Correspondence from Mrs. Roosevelt and letters of recommendation (photocopies). 1960-1990.

Box 8, Folder 28

Orders assigning Peterson to Tuskegee Army Flying School, 83rd Interceptor Control Squadron. 1942.

Box 8, Folder 32

Reappointment of Peterson as Lieutenant. 1949.

Box 9, Folder 1

Photographs of units on Guadalcanal (928 Air Base Security Battalion) and Korea; relatives (babies); copy of news clipping of Cecil's bike ride. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

Biography and copies of photographs of Cecil at public functions. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

Photograph of Peterson's boxes of reference material. undated.

Box 9, Folder 3

Articles by and about Cecil Peterson; Cen-Try yearbook proposal. undated.

Box 9, Folder 4

Clipping about tuberculosis undated.

Box 9, Folder 5

Correspondence about Peterson's research on African Americans in World War II and a possible story of his life (photocopies). undated.

Box 9, Folder 9

Military personnel papers for Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 9, Folder 11

Soldiers of the 928 Air Base Security Battalion; Peterson's account of his first days in the Army and the voyage to and time on Guadalcanal; Peterson's fingerprint card. undated.

Box 9, Folder 12

Correspondence on locating information on the 928th Air Base Security Battalion. undated.

Box 9, Folder 13

Address books, family photographs (includes photograph of Cecil's mother) undated.

Box 9, Folder 16

Tom Bradley's campaign for 10th District election - Los Angeles City Council. 1961-1962.

Box 9, Folder 17

Correspondence with Roosevelt family, military personnel papers (includes Peterson's PFC promotion at Tuskegee Army Flying School). undated.

Box 9, Folder 18

Presidential Speeches (photocopies). 1963.

Box 9, Folder 19

Survey of the Distribution of African American Teachers in the Los Angeles City Schools 1960-61. 1960-1961.

Box 9, Folder 21

The Legend of Jocko. undated.

Box 9, Folder 22

Grace Loehr Life Reading audio tape. 1973.

Box 9, Folder 23

Correspondence with Major Dorothy Breen of the Salvation Army. 1979-1981.

Box 9, Folder 26

Army Regulations Governing Retirement and Reserve Assignments. undated.

Box 9, Folder 27

List of military organizations in which Peterson was an official member during World War II. undated.

Box 9, Folder 27

Anti-Gravity Research. undated.

Box 9, Folder 29

Correspondence with Social Worker M.M. Berryman (includes photostats of V mail and letterhead from Tuskegee Army Flying School). 1941-1944.

Box 9, Folder 31

Some of the Officers and Enlisted Men who were members of the 928th Airbase Security Battalion on Guadalcanal and signed Peterson's diary. 1943-1945.

Box 9, Folder 33

Photographs of Peterson's Tour of Duty in Korea. 1952.

Box 9, Folder 36

Salvation Army publication The Warcry,including an article on Peterson's childhood. 1974.

Box 9, Folder 39

Clipping on "Auntie Eleanor" film project. undated.

Box 9, Folder 41

Cen-Try Yearbook Research Program prospectus. undated.

Box 9, Folder 42

Handbill and Committee Ribbon for Rally For Freedom. 1963.

Box 9, Folder 44

Correspondence with Eleanor Roosevelt and of the Southern California Foster Family & Adoption Agency Appreciation Dinner with information on Cecil Peterson (photocopies). undated.

Box 9, Folder 45

Correspondence with and about William Coyne and Anthony Castonino with Eleanor Roosevelt. undated.

Box 10, Folder 1

Index cards of 332nd Group Missions; Listing of staff for 889th Basic Flying Training Squadron,Station Hospital, 66th Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment, and 964th Quartermaster Platoon at Tuskegee Army Flying School. undated.

Box 10, Folder 2

Note cards for talk My Early Life Experiences by Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 10, Folder 5

Photographs of Peterson family and friends. undated.

Box 10, Folder 6

Personal Correspondence. 1996-1998.

Box 10, Folder 7

Correspondence received by Peterson during World War II. 1942-1945.

Box 10, Folder 8

V-mail received by Peterson during World War II (photocopies). 1944-1945.

Box 10, Folder 9

V-mail received by Peterson (photocopies). 1945.

Box 10, Folder 15

Cecil Peterson's Military Personnel Records. 1942-1952.

Box 10, Folder 16

Roosevelt Correspondence: Correspondence relating to The Voice of Conscience, Inc film project. Includes copies of some correspondence from Mrs. Roosevelt. Original letter to Mrs. Cooper thanking her for sending his name to Mrs. Roosevelt as a suggested correspondent. 1942-1984.

Box 10, Folder 17

Solicitation for support of Cen-Try Yearbook. 1963.

Box 10, Folder 20

Cecil Peterson Personnel Files. 1949-1952.

Box 10, Folder 21

Cecil Peterson Personnel Files. 1952-1957.

Box 10, Folder 22

Manuscript and rejection letter for "Cecil", Peterson's autobiography (Chapter 1-7). undated.

Box 10, Folder 23

Manuscript for "Cecil", Peterson's autobiography (Chapter 8). undated.

Box 11

Audiocassettes, videotapes, and film reels of Peterson family and events. undated.

Box 12, Folder 1

Lecture Topics; Topics taken from newspaper articles, largely the Pittsburgh Courier. undated.

Box 12, Folder 2

Certificates of Commendation and Appreciation. undated.

Box 12, Folder 3

Report of Cecil Peterson's experience with foster homes. 1935.

Box 12, Folder 4

Peterson's Post World War II military records. War Department "Decorations and Awards Supplement". undated.

Box 12, Folder 5

Faculty lists of various Los Angeles area schools. undated.

Box 12, Folder 6

Peterson's hand written notes on his time in the military (photocopies). undated.

Box 12, Folder 8

Photographs of a woman and children and a baby. undated.

Box 12, Folder 9

Notes on Word Analysis of the Declaration of Independence. undated.

Box 12, Folder 10

928th Air Base Security Battalion personnel, unit movement, and Inspection Team report. undated.

Box 12, Folder 39

Notes for A Tapestry of Destiny by Cecil Peterson. undated.

Box 13, Folder 19

Research correspondence on correspondence with Mrs. Roosevelt,and transport ships on which Peterson sailed during World War II. undated.

Box 13, Folder 26

Passenger list of USS Kenmore. undated.

Box 14, Folder 1

Promotion List for 83rd Interceptor Control Squadron Tuskegee Army Flying School. 1942.

Box 14, Folder 8

Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper featuring the passing of Mayor Tom Bradley. 1998.

Box 17, Folder 1

The Story of America's Only Black Air Force in a Special 4-Part Series, "The Black Eagles". undated.

Box 17, Folder 4

National African American Veterans honors Peterson for his book "Diary of a Black G.I., Eleanor Roosevelt's Pen Pal". 1982.

Box 17, Folder 12

Microfilm index sheets for Peterson's reference work. undated.

Box 17, Folder 18

Peterson's World War II Diary. 1942-1945.

Box 17, Folder 19

Newspaper Headlines taken from the Pittsburgh Courier on microfilm (microfilm rolls 26-30). 1940-1943.

Box 17, Folder 20

Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier (photocopies). 1943.

Box 18, Folder 1

Publication, The United States of America Reference Book. 1993.

Box 18, Folder 3

Publication, Values in Education. 1971.

Box 18, Folder 4

Publication, Secret of the Dolphins. undated.

Box 18, Folder 5

Publication, The Genesis Process. 1998.

Box 18, Folder 6

Publication, 15th Annual Greater Los Angeles Black Directory. 1995.

Box 18, Folder 7

Publication, The End of the War in the Pacific Surrender Documents in Facsimile. 1945.

Box 18, Folder 8

Publications, National Geographic, US News&World Report, Popular Science, Atlantic Monthly. 1994-2003.

Box 20

Information on funeral and family of Mrs. Oscar Peterson (Zoa). undated..

Box 20

Index cards with genealogical information. undated.

Box 23

Index cards with genealogical information; Index cards with names and addresses; name tag; audiotape. undated.

Box 24

Index cards with general addresses. undated.

Box 34

Index cards labeled Personal signature file with names and addresses; index cards with references to Black Wings: Peterson family genealogy. undated.

Box 35

Solicitation cards for support of Cen-Try Year Book. Peterson family history cards. undated.

Box 39

Microfilm from the Pittsburgh Courier and Air Force Historical Unit. 1942-1948.

Box 41

Index cards of family contacts. undated.

Box 41

Peterson's Notary Public seal. undated.

Box 41

Peterson's military campaign ribbons. undated.

Box 44, Folder 1

Publication, Department of the Army Pamphlet No. 16-5. 1951.

Box 44, Folder 2

Publication, Combat Actions in Korea. 1970.

Box 44, Folder 3

Publication, Sackettby Louis L'Amour. 1981.

Box 44, Folder 6

Publication, Delegate. 1982.

Box 44, Folder 4

Publication, Tuskegee, Ala. Telephone directory. 1972.

Box 44, Folder 5

Publication, 150 Years of Banking on the Eastern Shore. 1955.

Box 44, Folder 8

Publication, 12 Annual Edition Black Pages, Greater Los Angeles. 1992.

Box 44, Folder 9

Publication, Magnets. 1992.

Box 44, Folder 10

Publication, CORE Times. 1997.

Box 44, Folder 11

Publication, UCLA Librarian, vol. 47, No. 1. 1994.

Box 44, Folder 20

Publication Counsellor to the Secretary of Defense 1970.

Box 45, Folder 1

Publication, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt. 1961.

Box 45, Folder 2

Publication, The Forest, by Edward Rutherfurd. 2000.

Box 45, Folder 3

Publication, FDR's Last Year, by Jim Bishop. 1975.

Box 45, Folder 4

Publication, A Perfect Love by Lenora Worth. 2005.

Box 45, Folder 5

Publication, Loving Tenderness by Gail Gaymer Martin. 2005.

Box 46, Folder 1

Sheet music Lonely Eagles Over Enemy Skies. 1982.

Box 46, Folder 2

Copies of news articles and correspondence relating to Peterson's autobiography. undated.

Box 46, Folder 3

Map of 332nd Fighter Group area of operation in World War II. undated.

Box 46, Folder 4

Copies of correspondence and orders relating to Eleanor Roosevelt's trip to the South Pacific in World War II. undated.

Box 46, Folder 5

Foster and Adoptive Parent Appreciation Dinner program featuring Cecil Peterson as speaker. 2001

Box 46, Folder 6

Audio tape labeled "President Johnson's request for Civil Rights Legislation - 1964" 1964.

Box 46, Folder 7

Movie on 5" reel unidentified. undated.

Box 47, Folder 1

Plaque recognizing Peterson for his military service and support of the Salute to Black Veterans parade presented to him by the City of Los Angeles. 1981.