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Tuskegee Airman Lee Archer, 2006

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 14, 2020

Scott Schonauer ©Stars and Stripes
Spangdahlem, Germany, February, 2006: Retired Army Lt. Col. Lee Archer arrives at Spangdahlem Air Base's Club Eifel for a forum with two fellow pilots from the famed World War II Tuskegee Airmen. In a 2004 Chicago Tribune interview, Archer recalled that "I flew 169 combat missions when most pilots were flying 50 ... When I came back to the U.S. and down that gangplank, there was a sign at the bottom: ′Colored Troops to the Right, White Troops to the Left′ "

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 2006 story about the Tuskegee Airmen at Spangdahlem.
  

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