1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 8, 2021 4:48 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking completed rosters of Tuskegee squadrons

    James Strickland Newbie

      I am seeking rosters of all of those assigned to the Tuskegee squadrons during WWII. I can find lists of the pilots but would like to see those who kept them in the air.  The pilots got the glory but they were up there with the sweat and efforts of the fueler, armament, mechanics, cooks, security and many, many others.  I have a personal friend, now deceased, who applied for pilot training and flunked out but continued to serve with the unit.  There are many hidden heroes whose stories and history should be honored.

        • Re: Seeking completed rosters of Tuskegee squadrons
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Strickland,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          Copies of most of the monthly rosters from November 1912 - 1943 and morning reports from November 1, 1912 to 1959 for Army (including Army Air Force) units are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For information about these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov. Rosters for Army units serving in World War II from 1944 - 1946 were destroyed in accordance with Army disposition authorities.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!