Tuskegge Airmen Eugene J. Richardson, Jr. & John L. Harrison Jr.

Dr. Eugene J. Richardson, Jr. Pilot, class 45A

Eugene J. Richardson Jr. was born on September 18, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio. His early education took place primarily in Tolede, Ohio. Dr. Richardson served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of the group that became known as the TUSKEGEE AIRMEN. Eugene was living in Camden, NJ., when he earned the status of Pre Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Corps. He entered active duty in October 1943, at Keesler Field, Mississipi for basic military training. In February, 1944 Eugene went to Tuskegee, Alabama for pilot training and subsequently received his pilot's wings and officer's commission on March 11, 1945, with class 45A.

John L. Harrison, Jr.

John L. Harrison, Jr. hails from Kensas. Grew up in Nebraska and Colorado. Lived in Society Hill for twenty years.

Military: 1943 Air Cadet, graduated (Class of 43K) from Tuskegee AAF. During service John was a pilot on all types of planes in the U.S. Air Force. He became "Command Pilot", highest pilot rating in the U.S. Air Force. Over fifty Pacific Ocean crossings and thirty-five Atlantic Ocean crossings as "MATS" pilot. He lived, stationed and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and Arctic Areas. John retired Air Force Officer - twenty two years service.

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