Albion Interactive History / People / Richard Weatherford

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / People

Richard Weatherford

Four World War II soldiers who lived in Albion at various times served as Tuskegee Airmen during World War II: Robert Chandler, Grover Crumbsy, Finis Holt, and Richard Weatherford. The Tuskegee Airmen consisted of nearly 1,000 black soldiers who were trained at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to become pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. The Airmen unit served valiantly in Europe and North Africa, flying over 1,500 missions. Albion’s former Airmen were recognized at a special reception held in their honor on February 22, 1998 at Starr Commonwealth. Picture is of Pilot Richard Weatherford next to his B-52 Mitchell bomber in a 1943 photograph.

Source: Frank Passic. Albion in the 20th Century. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing. 2002.

Richard Weatherford, local merchant.

Original member of the Albion Civic Foundation board of trustees, 1969.

Source: Frank Passic. Presenting 25 Years of the Albion Community Foundation. 1993.

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