an online Instagram web viewer

#tuskegeeairmen medias

Photos

#Repost @moorinfo2
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo
Tuskegee Airmen, Wilfred DeFour, 100-year-old dies

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the US service corps. They trained at the Tuskegee Army Airfield in Macon County, Alabama.

DeFour was an aircraft technician during World War II, WABC said. After the war, he worked for the US Postal Service for 33 years.

#blackbusiness #accraghana #wakandaforever#winstonduke#michaelbjordan #blackpower #blackwoman #tuskegeeairmen #blackgirlmagic #melanin #melaninpoppin #17Bridges #blackqueen #problack #blackpeople #africanamerican #blackandproud #blackmen #hbculove #blackhistory #blackexcellence #unapologeticallyblack #ryancoogler #blacklivesmatter #afrocentric#blackhistory #melaninonfleek #blackcommunity#tuskegeeuniversity #blackmenlove
Tuskegee Airmen, Wilfred DeFour, 100-year-old dies The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the US service corps. They trained at the Tuskegee Army Airfield in Macon County, Alabama. DeFour was an aircraft technician during World War II, WABC said. After the war, he worked for the US Postal Service for 33 years. #blackbusiness  #accraghana  #wakandaforever #winstonduke #michaelbjordan  #blackpower  #blackwoman  #tuskegeeairmen  #blackgirlmagic  #melanin  #melaninpoppin  #17Bridges  #blackqueen  #problack  #blackpeople  #africanamerican  #blackandproud  #blackmen  #hbculove  #blackhistory  #blackexcellence  #unapologeticallyblack  #ryancoogler  #blacklivesmatter  #afrocentric #blackhistory  #melaninonfleek  #blackcommunity #tuskegeeuniversity  #blackmenlove 
Wilfred DeFour, 100 year old Tuskegee Airman passed away Dec 8, 2018. Rest In Peace sir. #veteran #warhero #tuskegeeairmen #fallenheros #neverforgotten #neverforget #supportveterans #supportourtroops #redwhiteandblue #rip #heros #hero #military #thankyouforyourservice
For a replay of the Webcast Breaking Boundaries click the link below:

https://youtu.be/PPEUP87Bao0 
#aerospace #womeninaviation #nationalairandspacemuseum #broadcasting #museums #blackexcellence #africa #southafricanwomen #tuskegeeairmen
RIP TUSKEGEE AIRMAN WILFRED DEFOUR https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/12/08/us/tuskegee-airman-wilfred-defour-obit/index.html?__twitter_impression=true #ThankYouForYourService #JobWellDone #TuskegeeAirmen
Rest in power โœŠ๐Ÿฟ #WilfredDeFour, one of the iconic #TuskegeeAirmen, died at 100 years old via #blavity #blackexcellence #rip #hero #legend #icon #military #veteran #unitedstates #america #unitedstatesairforce #mondaymotivation #monday
#Repost @powrbabe (@get_repost)
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
๐Ÿ™ Thank you for your service. Rest in peace, Wilfred DeFour. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
.
#TuskegeeAirmen #WWG1WGA #ForGodAndCountry
Wilfred DeFour, who was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of World War II pilots, died at his New York house on Saturday (Dec. 8), according to the New York Daily News. He was 100. Rest well, sir!
#tuskegeeairmen #history #he #proudly #served #his #country #too #heros
Wilfred DeFour, who was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of World War II pilots, died at his New York house on Saturday (Dec. 8), according to the New York Daily News. He was 100. Rest well, sir! #tuskegeeairmen  #history  #he  #proudly  #served  #his  #country  #too  #heros 
"Defour said that the World War II squadronโ€™s members 'didnโ€™t know we were making history at the time. We were just doing our job.'" ๐Ÿ˜ข Another hero has passed. Another piece of our heritage slips away. Honor him.
#22untilnone #greatestgeneration #WWII #tuskegeeairmen #veterans #military #history #legacy #hero
This past Saturday, a legend passed away! Wilfred DeFour died in his home in Harlem, NY at the age of 100. Some of you have no idea who this man was! So let me tell you...In the early 1940โ€™s, racial segregation and discrimination were at an all time high in the United States! If you were a black person in those days, you barely had any rights! Yet a small group of African American men had a dream! They wanted to join the military and become fighter pilots. In those days, blacks were considered to have neither the skill, nor the intelligence to fly aircraft! But these brave men defied the odds, even in the face of constant ridicule and badgering from the white Air Force recruits! In fact, whites refused to train with these men simply because of the colour of their skin and so they were shipped off to train at the Tuskegee Army Airfield, in Alabama. Their program was considered an experiment and many expected that they would fail! But these men proved everyone wrong and they passed with flying colours, becoming the first all black fighter squadron to be deployed during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen, also known as Red Tails, due the tails of their aircraft being painted red, as a way of separating them from the white pilots! Wilfred DeFour was among the members of that squadron! These trailblazers paved the way for many African Americans, male and female, to pursue their dream of flying in both the Navy and Air Force! Today, blacks still make up a very small percentage of military pilots, but at least that barrier was broken back in 1943! Pilots of colour, both military and civilian, owe a debt of gratitude to  the Tuskegee Airmen! If you would like to read more about them, please see the link in my bio! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€โœˆ๏ธ
.
.
#tuskegeeairmen #tuskegeealabama #blackaviators #worldwar2 #redtails
This past Saturday, a legend passed away! Wilfred DeFour died in his home in Harlem, NY at the age of 100. Some of you have no idea who this man was! So let me tell you...In the early 1940โ€™s, racial segregation and discrimination were at an all time high in the United States! If you were a black person in those days, you barely had any rights! Yet a small group of African American men had a dream! They wanted to join the military and become fighter pilots. In those days, blacks were considered to have neither the skill, nor the intelligence to fly aircraft! But these brave men defied the odds, even in the face of constant ridicule and badgering from the white Air Force recruits! In fact, whites refused to train with these men simply because of the colour of their skin and so they were shipped off to train at the Tuskegee Army Airfield, in Alabama. Their program was considered an experiment and many expected that they would fail! But these men proved everyone wrong and they passed with flying colours, becoming the first all black fighter squadron to be deployed during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen, also known as Red Tails, due the tails of their aircraft being painted red, as a way of separating them from the white pilots! Wilfred DeFour was among the members of that squadron! These trailblazers paved the way for many African Americans, male and female, to pursue their dream of flying in both the Navy and Air Force! Today, blacks still make up a very small percentage of military pilots, but at least that barrier was broken back in 1943! Pilots of colour, both military and civilian, owe a debt of gratitude to the Tuskegee Airmen! If you would like to read more about them, please see the link in my bio! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€โœˆ๏ธ . . #tuskegeeairmen  #tuskegeealabama  #blackaviators  #worldwar2  #redtails 
One of the greats. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ @Regran_ed from @ryacart91 -  #RIP to Mr. Wilfred DeFour, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who served our nation in World War II. His life was truly one of service and honor, we we're lucky to share the planet with him for 100 years. Thank you for your service Mr. DeFour. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ 1918-2018
.
.
#TuskegeeAirmen #BlackExcellence #WWII #CombatVeteran - #regrann
One of the greats. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ @Regran_ed from @ryacart91 - #RIP  to Mr. Wilfred DeFour, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who served our nation in World War II. His life was truly one of service and honor, we we're lucky to share the planet with him for 100 years. Thank you for your service Mr. DeFour. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ 1918-2018 . . #TuskegeeAirmen  #BlackExcellence  #WWII  #CombatVeteran  - #regrann 
#RIP to Mr. Wilfred DeFour, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who served our nation in World War II. His life was truly one of service and honor, we we're lucky to share the planet with him for 100 years. Thank you for your service Mr. DeFour. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ 1918-2018
.
.
#TuskegeeAirmen #BlackExcellence #WWII #CombatVeteran
#RIP  to Mr. Wilfred DeFour, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who served our nation in World War II. His life was truly one of service and honor, we we're lucky to share the planet with him for 100 years. Thank you for your service Mr. DeFour. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ 1918-2018 . . #TuskegeeAirmen  #BlackExcellence  #WWII  #CombatVeteran 
Sneak Peek at the cad for my next customs... paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen. I will be transforming an @adidas Stan smith red into the iconic red tailed P51-D Mustang fighter flown by the Tuskegee Airmen
Swipe โฌ…๏ธ for close ups
.
.
.
.
.
.
#adidas #tuskegeeairmen #tuskegee #ww2 #wwII #americanhistory #adidasoriginals #adidasoriginal #redtails #sneakerhead #pilot #sneakersaddict #blackhistory #stansmith #runningshoes #adidasboost #threestripes  #threestripelife #hypebeast #kicks #p51dmustang #adidasultraboost #fighterpilot #callingallcreators #threestripes #threestripelife #pilot #igsneakercommunity #igsneakers #igsneakerpic
Sneak Peek at the cad for my next customs... paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen. I will be transforming an @adidas Stan smith red into the iconic red tailed P51-D Mustang fighter flown by the Tuskegee Airmen Swipe โฌ…๏ธ for close ups . . . . . . #adidas  #tuskegeeairmen  #tuskegee  #ww2  #wwII  #americanhistory  #adidasoriginals  #adidasoriginal  #redtails  #sneakerhead  #pilot  #sneakersaddict  #blackhistory  #stansmith  #runningshoes  #adidasboost  #threestripes  #threestripelife  #hypebeast  #kicks  #p51dmustang  #adidasultraboost  #fighterpilot  #callingallcreators  #threestripes  #threestripelife  #pilot  #igsneakercommunity  #igsneakers  #igsneakerpic 
@Regran_ed from @moorinfo2 -  RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo - #regrann
Same flag, but after distressing and polyurethane. The client wanted the distressed look to convey the hardship and heritage that the #tuskegeeairmen represent.
Same flag, but after distressing and polyurethane. The client wanted the distressed look to convey the hardship and heritage that the #tuskegeeairmen  represent.
Missing the #family #FamilyOverEverything๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ฏ #muaAHH๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™ #hbcu #TuskegeeUniversity #TuskegeeAirmen #syphyllisstudy #booker #bookertwashington #RedTails #tuskegeeuniversity ##TuUKnow๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™
RIP to a true #hero ! To think of fighting for a country that at the time would not fight for you. Such a trailblazer #trailblazer #tuskegeeairmen #blackhistory #americanhistory #blacklove #pioneer
#Repost @moorinfo2
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo
โ€ข
โ€ขโ€ข
โ€ขโ€ขโ€ข
โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข
FOLLOW @Black.Is.Dope_ FOR THE LATEST DOPENESS FROM THE CULTURE
@moorinformation
#Repost  @moorinfo2 ใƒปใƒปใƒป RIP #WilfredDefour  of the #TuskegeeAirmen . He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem .๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo  โ€ข โ€ขโ€ข โ€ขโ€ขโ€ข โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข FOLLOW @Black.Is.Dope_ FOR THE LATEST DOPENESS FROM THE CULTURE @moorinformation
Wilfred DeFour, who served with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, was found dead Saturday in New York. He was 100

#americanhero #tuskegeeairmen #neverforget
Wilfred Defour, one of the Tuskegee Airmen/techicians of WWII, died today at age 100 at his Harlem home. One of the great American patriots who served this country with honor and professionalism in spite of the challenges. #wilfreddefour #tuskegeeairmen #honor #respect #military #blackman
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #RIP #blackpeople #blackexcellence #blackhistory
Tuskegee Airmen aviator Wilfred DeFour was found dead yesterday in New York. He was 100. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the US military.
โ€ข
#tuskegeeairmen #wilfreddefour #worldwar2 #blackhistory #restinpower
@Regran_ed from @lassiterstrategic -  Tuskegee Airmen pilot, WWII hero dies in Harlem at 100

Much respect. Because of you, myself and others who looked like us had the opportunity to serve our country freely, & with honor. I salute you sir. Rest in peace.

Wilfred DeFour fought discrimination at home. Then he fought the Nazis in Europe.
He helped America win both wars.

DeFour was one of the last of the famed Tuskegee Airmen โ€” members of all-black units that included pilots, technicians, mechanics and other support personnel who signed up for the Army Air Force to fight in WWII. He died Saturday at age 100.

#tuskegeeairmen
#redtails
#usaf
#pioneers
#salute
#armyairforce
#veteran@LassiterStrategic #regrann
@Regran_ed from @lassiterstrategic - Tuskegee Airmen pilot, WWII hero dies in Harlem at 100 Much respect. Because of you, myself and others who looked like us had the opportunity to serve our country freely, & with honor. I salute you sir. Rest in peace. Wilfred DeFour fought discrimination at home. Then he fought the Nazis in Europe. He helped America win both wars. DeFour was one of the last of the famed Tuskegee Airmen โ€” members of all-black units that included pilots, technicians, mechanics and other support personnel who signed up for the Army Air Force to fight in WWII. He died Saturday at age 100. #tuskegeeairmen  #redtails  #usaf  #pioneers  #salute  #armyairforce  #veteran @LassiterStrategic #regrann 
REST IN PEACE: 100-year-old Wilfred DeFour, from Harlem, served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen. Sadly, Wilfred has died, just weeks after being honored at a ceremony. โ€œWe were just doing our jobs," he said humbly. #TuskegeeAirmen #thankyou #WilfredDeFour
REST IN PEACE: 100-year-old Wilfred DeFour, from Harlem, served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen. Sadly, Wilfred has died, just weeks after being honored at a ceremony. โ€œWe were just doing our jobs," he said humbly. #TuskegeeAirmen  #thankyou  #WilfredDeFour 
Remembering the late Air Force Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts Sr. on what would have been his 96th birthday. 
Colonel Roberts was a pilot with Tuskegee Airmen and was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. 
Colonel Robertsโ€™  daughter Robin Roberts serves on the Friends of the National World War II Memorialโ€™s WWII 75th Anniversary Honorary Committee, along with Senator Bob Dole, President Jimmy Carter, Tom Brokaw, Tom Hanks, and others. The late President George H.W. Bush was also a member. 
Tribute Painting to Colonel Roberts by Suzy Templin

#OTD #happybirthday  #WWII #WW2 #TuskegeeAirmen #ArmyAirForces #AirForce #veteran #neverforget #thankyou @robinrobertsgma
Remembering the late Air Force Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts Sr. on what would have been his 96th birthday. Colonel Roberts was a pilot with Tuskegee Airmen and was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Colonel Robertsโ€™ daughter Robin Roberts serves on the Friends of the National World War II Memorialโ€™s WWII 75th Anniversary Honorary Committee, along with Senator Bob Dole, President Jimmy Carter, Tom Brokaw, Tom Hanks, and others. The late President George H.W. Bush was also a member. Tribute Painting to Colonel Roberts by Suzy Templin #OTD  #happybirthday  #WWII  #WW2  #TuskegeeAirmen  #ArmyAirForces  #AirForce  #veteran  #neverforget  #thankyou  @robinrobertsgma
We have had the immense honor of celebrating the 99th birthday of a true American hero, Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee. Colonel McGee served our nation as a fighter pilot first in WWII & then continued to serve in two more wars throughout his career.
.
Col McGee of the โ€œRed Tailsโ€ joined the โ€œRed Jet Squadronโ€ today as he flew the HondaJet with Jet It. To share the cockpit with such an exceptional human who has dedicated a lifetime of service to our great nation was extremely humbling. We are proud to have the opportunity to give back and celebrate our veterans. They inspire us to be better, go further, and pursue excellence in every aspect of the Jet It experience.
.
.
#privatejet #businessjet #tuskegeeairmen #jet #jetlife #jetsetter #bizav #aviation #aircraft #instagramaviation #businessaviation #travel #wwii #luxurylifestyle #vip #fighterpilot #success #business #flyprivate #jetsetter #pilotlife #pilot #hondajet #veterans #redjetsquadron #jetit #nbaa #airplane #privatepilot #flying
We have had the immense honor of celebrating the 99th birthday of a true American hero, Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee. Colonel McGee served our nation as a fighter pilot first in WWII & then continued to serve in two more wars throughout his career. . Col McGee of the โ€œRed Tailsโ€ joined the โ€œRed Jet Squadronโ€ today as he flew the HondaJet with Jet It. To share the cockpit with such an exceptional human who has dedicated a lifetime of service to our great nation was extremely humbling. We are proud to have the opportunity to give back and celebrate our veterans. They inspire us to be better, go further, and pursue excellence in every aspect of the Jet It experience. . . #privatejet  #businessjet  #tuskegeeairmen  #jet  #jetlife  #jetsetter  #bizav  #aviation  #aircraft  #instagramaviation  #businessaviation  #travel  #wwii  #luxurylifestyle  #vip  #fighterpilot  #success  #business  #flyprivate  #jetsetter  #pilotlife  #pilot  #hondajet  #veterans  #redjetsquadron  #jetit  #nbaa  #airplane  #privatepilot  #flying 
#WifredDefour one of the last of the #tuskegeeairmen a member of the first African-American military aviators, dies yesterday at #100yo  Last month, he was honored by the 10037 #harlempostoffice where he worked for 33 years. I was touched by the story and so happy he received recognition before he passed @harlemtrends
#WifredDefour  one of the last of the #tuskegeeairmen  a member of the first African-American military aviators, dies yesterday at #100yo  Last month, he was honored by the 10037 #harlempostoffice  where he worked for 33 years. I was touched by the story and so happy he received recognition before he passed @harlemtrends
Tuskegee Airmen pilot, WWII hero dies in Harlem at 100

Much respect. Because of you, myself and others who looked like us had the opportunity to serve our country freely, & with honor. I salute you sir. Rest in peace.

Wilfred DeFour fought discrimination at home. Then he fought the Nazis in Europe.
He helped America win both wars.

DeFour was one of the last of the famed Tuskegee Airmen โ€” members of all-black units that included pilots, technicians, mechanics and other support personnel who signed up for the Army Air Force to fight in WWII. He died Saturday at age 100.

#tuskegeeairmen
#redtails
#usaf
#pioneers
#salute
#armyairforce
#veteran
Tuskegee Airmen pilot, WWII hero dies in Harlem at 100 Much respect. Because of you, myself and others who looked like us had the opportunity to serve our country freely, & with honor. I salute you sir. Rest in peace. Wilfred DeFour fought discrimination at home. Then he fought the Nazis in Europe. He helped America win both wars. DeFour was one of the last of the famed Tuskegee Airmen โ€” members of all-black units that included pilots, technicians, mechanics and other support personnel who signed up for the Army Air Force to fight in WWII. He died Saturday at age 100. #tuskegeeairmen  #redtails  #usaf  #pioneers  #salute  #armyairforce  #veteran 
HARLEM, New York -- A New York City man who served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen has died at 100 years of age.

Police say a health aide found Wilfred DeFour unconscious and unresponsive inside his Harlem apartment Saturday morning.

DeFour was pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Service workers. Police say he appears to have died from natural causes.

DeFour was honored just last month at a ceremony to rename a Manhattan post office after the Tuskegee Airmen.

Defour said at the Nov. 19 ceremony that the World War II squadron's members didn't know they were making history at the time. He said, "We were just doing our job."DeFour served as a postal employee for more than 30 years after his military service. #rp @abc7ny @apnews #tuskegeeairmen #ripwilfreddefour #aircrafttechnician #harlem #thehoodreporter
HARLEM, New York -- A New York City man who served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen has died at 100 years of age. Police say a health aide found Wilfred DeFour unconscious and unresponsive inside his Harlem apartment Saturday morning. DeFour was pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Service workers. Police say he appears to have died from natural causes. DeFour was honored just last month at a ceremony to rename a Manhattan post office after the Tuskegee Airmen. Defour said at the Nov. 19 ceremony that the World War II squadron's members didn't know they were making history at the time. He said, "We were just doing our job."DeFour served as a postal employee for more than 30 years after his military service. #rp  @abc7ny @apnews #tuskegeeairmen  #ripwilfreddefour  #aircrafttechnician  #harlem  #thehoodreporter 
Repost from @moorinformation using @RepostRegramApp - #Repost @moorinfo2
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.
Wilfred Defour one of the Aircraft technician with Tuskegee Airmen who was 100 passed today (Saturday). Growing up in Philadelphia we learned about these guys in school and they became heroes to me. They fought a lot of battles to just do their jobs. Amazing men. #tuskegeeairmen 
https://apnews.com/ee73a624cf564eeab85d2a860d1e34f9?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow
Wilfred Defour one of the Aircraft technician with Tuskegee Airmen who was 100 passed today (Saturday). Growing up in Philadelphia we learned about these guys in school and they became heroes to me. They fought a lot of battles to just do their jobs. Amazing men. #tuskegeeairmen  https://apnews.com/ee73a624cf564eeab85d2a860d1e34f9?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Celebrated his 99th birthday in the  Co-Pilot's seat: Climbing to 16,000 feet over the Virginia countryside Saturday, Charles McGee looked intense but at ease. From the co-pilot's seat, he gazed at the horizon, the Potomac River to his left.

It was one day after his 99th birthday, 76 years after his first plane ride in Tuskegee, Alabama, and decades since he served as a pioneering fighter pilot in World War II, after the U.S. government long held black people lacked the mental capacity to fly airplanes.

Now, with fellow Air Force veteran Glenn Gonzales in the pilot's seat to his left, McGee put his hands on the yoke in front of him and began gently guiding the blue-and-white HondaJet through the morning sky, easing it a bit to the right, then to the left, getting a feel for the aircraft as Gonzales kept his fingers on the controls as well.

Before setting out for a day's journey that was part epic birthday celebration, part reunion with machines he used to destroy stereotypes as much as enemy aircraft, McGee looked at a family portrait sitting above the fireplace at his brick home in Bethesda, Maryland.

There was his wife and eldest daughter, who hadn't been able to join him at an air base in Kansas after he returned home - even after his wartime heroics - because housing remained segregated. And there were his two other beloved children, who have also lived their lives inspired by a man with standards and heart.

His son Ronald is a retired pilot for Continental and later United Airlines. Cont in comments...
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Celebrated his 99th birthday in the Co-Pilot's seat: Climbing to 16,000 feet over the Virginia countryside Saturday, Charles McGee looked intense but at ease. From the co-pilot's seat, he gazed at the horizon, the Potomac River to his left. It was one day after his 99th birthday, 76 years after his first plane ride in Tuskegee, Alabama, and decades since he served as a pioneering fighter pilot in World War II, after the U.S. government long held black people lacked the mental capacity to fly airplanes. Now, with fellow Air Force veteran Glenn Gonzales in the pilot's seat to his left, McGee put his hands on the yoke in front of him and began gently guiding the blue-and-white HondaJet through the morning sky, easing it a bit to the right, then to the left, getting a feel for the aircraft as Gonzales kept his fingers on the controls as well. Before setting out for a day's journey that was part epic birthday celebration, part reunion with machines he used to destroy stereotypes as much as enemy aircraft, McGee looked at a family portrait sitting above the fireplace at his brick home in Bethesda, Maryland. There was his wife and eldest daughter, who hadn't been able to join him at an air base in Kansas after he returned home - even after his wartime heroics - because housing remained segregated. And there were his two other beloved children, who have also lived their lives inspired by a man with standards and heart. His son Ronald is a retired pilot for Continental and later United Airlines. Cont in comments...
#Repost @moorinfo2: RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo
Recognizing some true heroes of democracy @pearlharboraviationmuseum annual dinner. #georgehwbush #charlesmcgee #tuskegeeairmen #forloveofcountry
R.I.P.....
#Repost @moorinformation (@get_repost)
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
#Repost @moorinfo2
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo
#Repost @olmecian (@get_repost)
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
#Repost @moorinfo2
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo @moorinformation
Wilfred Defour, one of the Tuskegee Airmen/techicians of WWII, died today at age 100 at his Harlem home. One of the great American patriots who served this country with honor and professionalism in spite of the challenges. #wilfreddefour #tuskegeeairmen #honor #respect #military #blackman
Thank you for breaking down barriers & showing the world that weโ€™re better than what they think... #wilfreddefour #tuskegeeairmen #tuskegeeuniversity #blackhistory
R.I.P., sir! #SALUTE

#Repost @moorinformation
โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข
#Repost @moorinfo2
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo
#Repost @moorinfo2
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo
RIH Tuskegee Airman๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘ #wilfreddefour #tuskegeeairmen #history #blackexcellence #100
RIP Uncle Willie! He was just on the news being honored at the post office and now this. Both him and my aunt Ivy made it to 100 #tuskegeeairmen #rip #livedagoodlife
RIP Uncle Willie! He was just on the news being honored at the post office and now this. Both him and my aunt Ivy made it to 100 #tuskegeeairmen  #rip  #livedagoodlife 
Remembers Tuskeege Airmen Wilfred Defour who died today December 8, 2018
Wilfred Defour, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, died in his home in Harlem Saturday at the age of 100, according to New York Daily News.

Defour was honored in November when a post office in Harlem was renamed the Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building after the famed group of all-black pilots who fought in World War II. Defour worked as a postal worker for 30 years after leaving the military. โ€œWe didn't know we were making history at the time,โ€ DeFour, an aircraft technician, said during the renaming ceremony. โ€œWe were just doing our job.โ€
#tuskegeeairmen #military #blackandwhite #slavery #service #repost #thankyou #blackhistory
Remembers Tuskeege Airmen Wilfred Defour who died today December 8, 2018 Wilfred Defour, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, died in his home in Harlem Saturday at the age of 100, according to New York Daily News. Defour was honored in November when a post office in Harlem was renamed the Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building after the famed group of all-black pilots who fought in World War II. Defour worked as a postal worker for 30 years after leaving the military. โ€œWe didn't know we were making history at the time,โ€ DeFour, an aircraft technician, said during the renaming ceremony. โ€œWe were just doing our job.โ€ #tuskegeeairmen  #military  #blackandwhite  #slavery  #service  #repost  #thankyou  #blackhistory 
#Repost @blackartinamerica_ with @get_repost
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
โ€˜Bombardier of the 477thโ€™ by Chris Hopkins @chrishopkinsart #memorialsday #chrishopkinsart #tuskegeeairmen #africanamericanhistory .
.
.
.
Be sure to use the hashtag #blackartinamerica for your chance to be featured.
What a humbling honor that my aviation themed tree @signaturefbo was admired by a true aviation man!!! Col. Charles McGee a WWII pilot with The Tuskeege Airmen!! They did a photo shoot in front of it for the paper!!! Did I mention he is 99yrs old?? Amazing!!! #aviation #fighterpilot #history #tuskegeeairmen #wwii #charlesmcgee #signatureflightsupport #pilot #dc #dmv #businesswoman #businessowner
#RIP๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
#WilfredDeFour was one of the last of the famed #TuskegeeAirmen โ€” members of all-black units that included pilots, technicians, mechanics and other support personnel who signed up for the Army Air Force to fight in WWII. He died Saturday at age 100.
#RIP ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #WilfredDeFour  was one of the last of the famed #TuskegeeAirmen  โ€” members of all-black units that included pilots, technicians, mechanics and other support personnel who signed up for the Army Air Force to fight in WWII. He died Saturday at age 100.
Wilfred Defour died earlier today in Harlem. He was an Aircraft Technician with the Tuskegee Airmen.  He was 100 years old and dedicated most of his life to public service. He was recently honored at a ceremony. May he Rest In Peace.
.
.
.
.
.
#tuskegeeairmen #tuskegee #harlem #neverforget
Wilfred Defour died earlier today in Harlem. He was an Aircraft Technician with the Tuskegee Airmen. He was 100 years old and dedicated most of his life to public service. He was recently honored at a ceremony. May he Rest In Peace. . . . . . #tuskegeeairmen  #tuskegee  #harlem  #neverforget 
#Repost @moorinfo2
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
RIP #WilfredDefour of the #TuskegeeAirmen. He passed away Saturday in his home in #Harlem.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ #moorinfo @moorinformation
Thank you for your service! #Ripmrdefour #tuskegeeairmen
We had the honor today of accompanying Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee on his 99th birthday flight. Many thanks to @signaturefbo and @gojetit for helping make this possible. It was an honor for NBAA to be a part of this special occasion.
โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”-
#aviation #aviationlovers #aviationhistory #tuskegeeairmen #happybirthday
We had the honor today of accompanying Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee on his 99th birthday flight. Many thanks to @signaturefbo and @gojetit for helping make this possible. It was an honor for NBAA to be a part of this special occasion. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #aviation  #aviationlovers  #aviationhistory  #tuskegeeairmen  #happybirthday 
The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II. Officially, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. The name also applies to the navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, instructors, crew chiefs, nurses, cooks and other support personnel. 
As Runway Boyz we are proud to Celebrate Black History in aviation!! Tuskegee Airmen Salute tee. โ€ข
โ€ข
Website in the Bioโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธ
โ€ข
โ€ข
โ€ข
โ€ข
โ€ข
#blackhistorymonth #melanin #blackpanthermovie #bhm #grammysweekend #blackhistory365 #mlkday #blackgirlmagic #tuskegeeairmen #naturalhair #ihaveadream #african #mlk #teamnatural #afro #blackgirlsrock #blackhistory #blackisbeautiful #blackwomen #oscars #africa #redtails #naturalhaircommunity #naturalista #blackpower #southafrica #blackexcellence #africanamazing #p51 #p51mustang
The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II. Officially, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. The name also applies to the navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, instructors, crew chiefs, nurses, cooks and other support personnel. As Runway Boyz we are proud to Celebrate Black History in aviation!! Tuskegee Airmen Salute tee. โ€ข โ€ข Website in the Bioโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #blackhistorymonth  #melanin  #blackpanthermovie  #bhm  #grammysweekend  #blackhistory365  #mlkday  #blackgirlmagic  #tuskegeeairmen  #naturalhair  #ihaveadream  #african  #mlk  #teamnatural  #afro  #blackgirlsrock  #blackhistory  #blackisbeautiful  #blackwomen  #oscars  #africa  #redtails  #naturalhaircommunity  #naturalista  #blackpower  #southafrica  #blackexcellence  #africanamazing  #p51  #p51mustang 
๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ
I don't want to set the world on fire
I just want to start a flame in your heart
"I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by The Ink Spots
๐ŸŒŽ
๐ŸŒ
๐ŸŒ
#decemberdaily #ADayThatWillLiveInInfamy
๐ŸŒบ
๐ŸŒบ
๐ŸŒบ
Okay, so this plane actually has very little to do with Pearl Harbor. It was, however, used by the #TuskegeeAirmen during WWII.
๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ I don't want to set the world on fire I just want to start a flame in your heart "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by The Ink Spots ๐ŸŒŽ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ #decemberdaily  #ADayThatWillLiveInInfamy  ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒบ Okay, so this plane actually has very little to do with Pearl Harbor. It was, however, used by the #TuskegeeAirmen  during WWII.
We pay homage on memorial day to ancestors thats not ours, and  people who didn't die for us. The wars that were fought didn't have nothing to do with us, other than the war against discrimination. 
#hbcu #blackhistory #blackhistory365 #blackhistorymonth #blackexcellence #positiveblackimages #panafrican #panafricanism #blackpower #blackandproud #imblackandimproud #theblackmancan #civilrightsmovement #tuskegeeairmen #powertothepeople #blackeducation #blackeducators #blackknowledge #blacknews #wakeupblackpeople
We pay homage on memorial day to ancestors thats not ours, and people who didn't die for us. The wars that were fought didn't have nothing to do with us, other than the war against discrimination. #hbcu  #blackhistory  #blackhistory365  #blackhistorymonth  #blackexcellence  #positiveblackimages  #panafrican  #panafricanism  #blackpower  #blackandproud  #imblackandimproud  #theblackmancan  #civilrightsmovement  #tuskegeeairmen  #powertothepeople  #blackeducation  #blackeducators  #blackknowledge  #blacknews  #wakeupblackpeople 
america fuck yeah #maga #nba #melo #carmeloanthony @carmeloanthony #tuskegeeairmen #tuskegee
The Tuskegee Airmen was an All black unit. They wound up being flyers with an damn fine recordโ€”a credit to the Army Air Corps. They earned their chances to fly, and the returns were heroism, honor, and courage.  #brandsinhistory #tuskegeeairmen #WWII #redtails
The Tuskegee Airmen was an All black unit. They wound up being flyers with an damn fine recordโ€”a credit to the Army Air Corps. They earned their chances to fly, and the returns were heroism, honor, and courage. #brandsinhistory  #tuskegeeairmen  #WWII  #redtails 
I had the great pleasure of meeting one the #tuskegeeairmen today Mr Preston Jowers. He took time to speak with me and tell me a great story about โ€œdoing what you supposed to be doingโ€. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to me a #ReaLifeHero . Thank you for your service and for the time you took out today. #Arty #BodyLanguageArt fashion #clothes #history #hero #dope #thankful
74 years ago today our Uncle Orval. Raymond Rhodes was killed during a training accident near Walterboro, South Carolina. Orval was training to be a gunner in a B-24 Liberator. 12 men aboard the B-24 & Tuskegee Airmen Robert M. Johnson flying a P-47Thunderbolt. 
These men gave their lives for our country. We owe them the highest honor to never forget them.

Orval was the youngest member of the Rhodes Family, he shared a birthday with his brother Ted. They were both born on September 6th. He couldnโ€™t wait to join the military just like his brotherโ€™s Melvin, Clive, Jim, Noel & Wilson. 
The crew of the Liberator were stationed at Charleston Army Air Field. The Tuskegee Airmen were stationed in Walterboro would fly above the bombers, dive down as though they were attacking and then pull up on the other side. The crewmen in the bombers were shooting the P-47s with cameras for training footage. The Tuskegee instructor would make the first pass, then a student, and then another instructor, and so on.

The P-47s had made multiple passes when Flight Officer Robert M. Johnson, a Tuskegee Airman from Pittsburgh, made his dive. Just as he did, one of the bombers broke formation and dipped down.  Both planes collided & fell to earth. There were no survivors. 
One of the pilots on the B-24 showed up after a night of partying & was still intoxicated. He was told to board the plane. After the accident one of the pilots father protested the use of the Tuskegee Airmen. 
Robert M. Johnson became the youngest pilot commissioned in the Tuskegee Pilot Training program. In 2016 his brother Albert Johnson received the Congressional Medal of Honor on his behalf.#tuskegeeairmen #tuskegeeheirs #ww2memes #ww2pictures #ww2history #ww2aircraft #b24liberator #p47thunderbolt #p47 #p47thunderbolts #p47thunderbolt
74 years ago today our Uncle Orval. Raymond Rhodes was killed during a training accident near Walterboro, South Carolina. Orval was training to be a gunner in a B-24 Liberator. 12 men aboard the B-24 & Tuskegee Airmen Robert M. Johnson flying a P-47Thunderbolt. These men gave their lives for our country. We owe them the highest honor to never forget them. Orval was the youngest member of the Rhodes Family, he shared a birthday with his brother Ted. They were both born on September 6th. He couldnโ€™t wait to join the military just like his brotherโ€™s Melvin, Clive, Jim, Noel & Wilson. The crew of the Liberator were stationed at Charleston Army Air Field. The Tuskegee Airmen were stationed in Walterboro would fly above the bombers, dive down as though they were attacking and then pull up on the other side. The crewmen in the bombers were shooting the P-47s with cameras for training footage. The Tuskegee instructor would make the first pass, then a student, and then another instructor, and so on. The P-47s had made multiple passes when Flight Officer Robert M. Johnson, a Tuskegee Airman from Pittsburgh, made his dive. Just as he did, one of the bombers broke formation and dipped down. Both planes collided & fell to earth. There were no survivors. One of the pilots on the B-24 showed up after a night of partying & was still intoxicated. He was told to board the plane. After the accident one of the pilots father protested the use of the Tuskegee Airmen. Robert M. Johnson became the youngest pilot commissioned in the Tuskegee Pilot Training program. In 2016 his brother Albert Johnson received the Congressional Medal of Honor on his behalf.#tuskegeeairmen  #tuskegeeheirs  #ww2memes  #ww2pictures  #ww2history  #ww2aircraft  #b24liberator  #p47thunderbolt  #p47  #p47thunderbolts  #p47thunderbolt 
Ten photos from the "Heropreneur" event at the Phoenix Convention Center on November 15th
#TuskegeeAirmen #TAI #ARACTAI #legacy #honor
Giddy Up! 
@cafredtail P-51C Mustang getting airborne at Oshkosh 2018. 
More great aviation content at @full_disc_aviation .
.
.
@cafredtailsquadron @eaa #tuskegee #tuskegeeairmen #p51 #p51mustang #mustang #redtail #redtailsquadron #wwii #wwiiaviation #vintage #vintageaviation #aviationlovers #avgeek #fighter #warbird #avgeeks #aviation #aviators #instaaviation #aviationphotography #osh18 #pentaxaviation #teampentax #fulldiscaviation
Peaceful night flight with a purpose from KLVK to KRHV for some FAA Safety Team training. Thanks for the quick but meaningful visit while ya were in town @goodfolk.otymes.biplanerides 
#pilotlife #visitcalifornia #sfbayarea #tuskegeeairmen
@usairforce @tainational #tuskegeeairmen Claude Platte
#airsquad #artstudio #art #blackinamerica #blackpaintings @utalibarts #moderart  #paintingart #texasartists
To everyone that made the ultimate sacrifice at Pearl Harbor, we thank you for our freedom. #pearlharbor #sacrafice #america #democracy #tuskegeeairmen #wwii
A teacher at one of the Miami schools that visited with us earlier this year shared these pictures from her students with us.  We thought you'd like to see them too!  Which is your favorite?
.
.
.
.
#riseabove #redtail #p51 #mustang #tuskegeeairmen
A teacher at one of the Miami schools that visited with us earlier this year shared these pictures from her students with us. We thought you'd like to see them too! Which is your favorite? . . . . #riseabove  #redtail  #p51  #mustang  #tuskegeeairmen