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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

5 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars and later helped to bring attention to the Black pilots who had battled racism at home to fight for freedom abroad, died Sunday. He was 102.
McGee died in his sleep at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, said his son, Ron McGee.
After the U.S. entry into World War II, McGee left the University of Illinois to join an experimental program for Black soldiers seeking to train as pilots after the Army Air Corps was forced to admit African Americans. In October 1942 he was sent to the Tuskegee Army Air...
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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies peacefully at 102

Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies peacefully at 102

5 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Charles McGee, a decorated military pilot with the pioneering all-black Tuskegee Airman who flew missions in three wars, died peacefully in his sleep.
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Charles E. McGee, Tuskegee airman with strong KC ties, dies at 102

Charles E. McGee, Tuskegee airman with strong KC ties, dies at 102

5 monthes ago   |   By KMBC

McGee served for 30 years and fought in over 400 combat missions.
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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

5 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. He was 102.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Sunday announced his death on Twitter, both of them calling McGee an American hero.
“While I am saddened by his loss, I'm also incredibly grateful for his sacrifice, his legacy, and his character. Rest in peace, General,” wrote Austin, who did not specify where McGee died.
The Tuskegee Airmen is the nickname of the first African American unit to fly combat airplanes in World War II.
McGee was among more than 900...
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American hero, Tuskegee Airman Brig. Gen. Charles McGee dies at 102

American hero, Tuskegee Airman Brig. Gen. Charles McGee dies at 102

5 monthes ago   |   By WBALTV

An American hero, decorated Tuskegee Airman Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, has died.
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