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Tuskegee Airman Who Flew 142 Combat Missions Dies At 99

One of the last surviving members of the all-black Tuskegee Airmen has died at 99 years old.  Robert Friend flew 142 WWII combat missions and also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Born, ironically, on Leap Day in 1920, Friend was one of the elite pilots trained at Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The… Read more »