Charles Bailey

Charles Phillip Bailey was born on November 25, 1918, in Punta Gorda, Florida. He was the son of Archie Bailey and Josephine Bailey.   Bailey attended the historically black university […]

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Roscoe J. Brown, Pt. 2

The Messerschmitt 262 Jet Kill On March 24, 1945, the Tuskegee Airmen flew their longest mission of the war, escorting heavy bombers to Berlin (which was farther from their base […]

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Lockheed Have Blue – Warbird Wednesday Episode #112

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we’re visiting the first-fixed wing aircraft designed to avoid radar detection, the Lockheed Have Blue. The shape of Have Blue was based on, the Soviet […]

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Roscoe J. Brown Jr., Pt 1.

Roscoe C. Brown Jr. was squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. During combat, he served as a flight leader and operations officer. He had […]

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NB-36 Nuclear Powered Bomber – Warbird Wednesday Episode #111

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we’re visiting the NB-36 a Nuclear Powered Bomber. This experimental airplane had a nuclear reactor inside the bomb bay and used nuclear fusion to power […]

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Alexander Jefferson

When visiting with Alex, I immediately found him to be a very gracious and humble person. He has a bright personality that is accompanied by a joyful grin. Alex is […]

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Rhea Seddon

In February 2020, the Palm Springs Air Museum honored Rhea Seddon for her outstanding achievements in space as a NASA Mission Specialist. Her portrait was added to the Museum’s “Wall […]

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First Lt. Walter Palmer

First Lt. Walter J.A. Palmer became a US Army Air Force pilot in 1943, graduating in class SE-43-F. He flew 158 combat missions over Italy and Germany during World War […]

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Rusty Burns

I met Rusty Burns while I was painting the Tuskegee Airmen mural at the Palm Springs Air Museum. I was up a ladder in the middle of the painting when I […]

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Lt. Col. Clarence Jamison

Clarence Jamison was a pioneering Tuskegee Airman with a 22-year history of military service during and after World War II. His life was one of historic firsts and accomplishments.   […]

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran

Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran was born into poverty in the Florida Panhandle. At a young age, she became determined to make something of herself and to do great things and that […]

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Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman’s short life was one of determination and excellence. Her influence stretched way beyond what she could have imagined, inspiring young black children to strive to become whatever they […]

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