Charles E. McGee

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Charles E. McGee
McGee in 2014
Born(1919-12-07)December 7, 1919
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJanuary 16, 2022(2022-01-16) (aged 102)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Years of service1942–1973
RankBrigadier general
Unit332nd Fighter Group
(Tuskegee Airmen)
Commands held16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
AwardsLegion of Merit (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross (3)
Bronze Star Medal
Air Medal (26)
Congressional Gold Medal
(with all other Tuskegee Airmen)

Charles Edward McGee (December 7, 1919 − January 16, 2022) was an African-American fighter pilot. He was one of the Tuskegee Airmen[1] and a career officer in the United States Air Force for 30 years who flew a total of 409 combat missions in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.[2] McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

McGee died in his sleep on January 16, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland, at the age of 102.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Misconceptions About the Tuskegee Airmen." Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved: February 16, 2018.
  2. Maw, Michael. "Tuskeegee Airman Presented Distinguished Eagle Scout Award: 2010 National Scout Jamboree." Boy Scouts of America. Retrieved: January 23, 2011.
  3. Cook, Gina (January 16, 2022). "Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies at 102". NBC Washington. Retrieved January 16, 2022.

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