In 1942 the Army Air force opened a training post for colored pilots at Tuskegee Institute. One unit, te332nd Flight Group, flew over 3000 missions and destroyed over 400 enemy planes. USA Postcard reprint.
Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. Postcard USA.
Harold K. Hoskins, Sr. (1927-2012) was an American pilot and Tuskegee Airman who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and learned to fly at Alabama's Tuskegee Air Field. In 1971, he retired as a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel after logging 9500 flight hours. Hoskins later became assistant vice president of student affairs at California State University at Hayward.
George Herbert Walker Bush - At the age if 18, George HW Bush joined the Navy and became a navy aviator. He was based on the USS San Jacinto, participated in one of the wars largest air battles, the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He flew a total of 58 missions including being shot down once. He was discharged in September of 1945.
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of the United States and a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film. Dean's premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status. He became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Postcard USA.