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Wendell Freeland, Tuskegee Airman, World War II Wendell Freeland was a member of the famed group of African American World War II flyers we now call the Tuskegee Airmen. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 as a student at Howard University. A bright and ambitious student who grew up in a poor, segregated neighborhood in Baltimore, Wendell entered

Jim Phelps – USAF Pararescue

“It was like being at the top of a building when you feel an elevator drop. I knew this was not going to be good.” On February 5, 1969, men aboard Jim’s HC130 rescue plane responded to an overturned Japanese freighter with 23 stranded crewmen. Storms rumbled over the South China Sea, creating high swells

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