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.

Dr Brown and his wife, Dr Marsha Bordner, have written a book about his life, which will be available for purchase and signing at the event ($35 per copy). Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman was published in 2017. There will be a short video, a presentation by Dr Brown, and a question and answer session. Mark your calendar for this public event where you can meet, learn from, and ask questions of an original Tuskegee Airman pilot. For further information about the Greene County Ohio Historical Society or its programs, please contact them at 937-372-4606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Harold Brown at Blessing of Fleet

Harold Brown portrait

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