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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 07:48 AM

Picked up a couple of studio photos of WWII African American soldiers.

 

One is an officer with wings, posing with what I assume is his mother.

 

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There is no writing on the photo or mount, but there is the name of a photo studio in Coffeyville, Kansas. It turns out that Tuskegee Airman Othel Dickson was from Coffeyville, although some accounts online list him as being from California. I found this online from the Coffeyville high school:

 

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Dickson died during a training flight while serving with the 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli, Italy. Here's one account found online.

 

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 07:51 AM

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#3 beerdragon54

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:39 AM

I love it


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 01:37 PM

Nice. Thanks for posting

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:27 AM

Nice find and photo.

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#6 Bob Hudson

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:50 AM

Here's the other photo that came with this: no information at all on this one. 

 

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