Tuskegee airman: the biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force fighter combat record holder

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Branden Pub. Co.,
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1999, c2012.
5th ed.
Chuck McGee is an original Tuskegee airman who fought in three wars: World War II, Korea, & Vietnam. Colonel McGee is the most decorated pilot in the history of the Air Force.
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Full title tuskegee airman the biography of charles e mcgee air force fighter combat record holder
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display_description Colonel Charles E. McGee fought in World War II, in Korea and in Vietnam. He holds the record for the highest three-war total of fighter combat missions of any pilot in the U.S. Air Force history. His military service began as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in the 332nd, famed pioneers who fought racial prejudices to fly and fight for their country in World War II. They are the ones who achieved the unequaled record of not losing a single bomber under their escort to enemy fighters. COL McGee went on to serve in leadership and command positions in war and in peace flying fighter missions in Korea and Vietnam. In his remarkable military career, he earned the Legion of Merit with Cluster, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal (twenty-five times). He was also chosen to lead the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. into the 21st Century by serving two separate terms as its president. Stories in the media seldom portray African American men as heroes. In tribute to the many unheralded fathers, husbands, sons and brothers leading exemplary lives, COL (Chuck) McGee? inspiring story is now being told.
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subject_facet African American air pilots -- Biography, Biographies, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Participation, African American, McGee, Charles E., -- 1919-, United States. -- Air Force -- Biography, United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Biography, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, African American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American
title_display Tuskegee airman : the biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force fighter combat record holder
title_full Tuskegee airman : the biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force fighter combat record holder / by Charlene E. McGee Smith
title_short Tuskegee airman :
title_sub the biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force fighter combat record holder
topic_facet Aerial operations, American, African American air pilots, Korean War, 1950-1953, McGee, Charles E, Participation, African American, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, World War, 1939-1945