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Alexander Jefferson, member of Tuskegee Airman, dies at 100



Alexander Jefferson, a member of the Tuskegee Airman who helped America win two wars, has died at 100. Lt. Col. Jefferson passed away this week after a long life of service to his country. Jefferson turned 100 last November and spent his birthday ...

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Alexander Jefferson, a member of the Tuskegee Airman who helped America win two wars, has died at 100.
Lt. Col. Jefferson passed away this week after a long life of service to his country.
Jefferson turned 100 last November and spent his birthday at Rouge Park, where the Detroit native spent much of his childhood and the city rededicated Jefferson Airfield in the park in his honor.

Jefferson flew 18 missions escorting bombers during his military service. At one point he was shot down and was a prisoner of war.

In 1942, Jefferson was sworn into the United States Army Reserves and in April 1943, he reported to Tuskegee Army Air Field to begin flight training.
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