Dr Harold Brown, Tuskegee Airman Pilot, Visiting Local Area
On Monday, May 13th at 6:30 PM, Dr Harold Brown will speak at the Greene County Ohio Historical Society, 74 West Church St. Dr Brown, a Minneapolis native, flew with the famed 332nd Fighter Group (the Red Tails) during World War II, our country's first African-American military pilots. Their missions included strafing ground targets and protecting bombers in the air. On his 30th mission, Dr Brown was shot down over enemy territory, bailed out of his badly damaged P-51, and taken as a prisoner of war. He served his country for 23 years, retiring in 1965 as a Lieutenant Colonel, then went on to earn a Ph.D. and make a career in Ohio higher education.