Master Sergeant Buford A. Johnson was a member of the famed group of African-American World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
"Good...better...best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best..."
-Buford A Johnson
During World War II, he served as the chief mechanic servicing the fighter planes of the 99th Fighter Squadron of the 477th Composite Group.
The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of primarily African American military pilots (fighter and bomber) and airmen who fought in World War II. They formed the 332nd Expeditionary Operations 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.
From 13 Jan 2009 to 13 May 2009, I was stationed in Iraq at Joint Base Balad serving under the 332nd Air Wing and Fighter Group, as a Fire Prevention Technician under the 332nd Civil Engineering Squadron. During my time there I was at the rank of E-5 SSgt. I was assigned as the West Side Fire Station Captain supervising a crew that composed of both Airman and Army personnel.
-Gregory Seidel (Chapter Member)
Buford was promoted from Technical Sergeant to Master Sergeant on 1 April 1953.
I would like to thank Flabob Airport, Instructor Ralph Braun and the Build-A-Plane Program located in Jurupa Valley for supporting my son, Isaiah Cubit in helping him to realize his dream of becoming a pilot. The Build-A-Plane Program meets on Saturday mornings where the students learn airplane restoration.
-Dr. Eva Brent
“We weren't assigned. We were requested.”
-Lt. Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr
A brief highlight and flashback of when Tuskegee first began
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