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Michael P. ” New York Times, February 2, 2003, p. 22. Sanchez, Rene. ’↜” Washington Post, February 4, 2003, p. A12. Smith, Jessie Carney, ed. Notable Black American Men. Book II. : Thomson Gale, 2007, pp. 14–16. Walsh, Edward. “Michael P. ” Washington Post, February 2, 2003, p. A31. , Jr. (1919–2010)╇ Tuskegee Airman, World War II flying ace Lee “Buddy” Archer was the only ace among the Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American military pilots of World War II. In his career with the air force after the war, he worked on behalf of international military cooperation.

S. Olympic Committee in 1972 and was inducted into the Athletic Directors’ Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Oberlin College Hall of Fame in 1986. , on January 21, 1997, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. In spring 2006, groundbreaking took place in Veterans Memorial Park, in North Chicago, Illinois, for a monument to the Golden Thirteen. Further Reading Bielakowski, Alexander. African American Troops in World War II. : Osprey Publishing, 2007, pp. 13–28. Porterfield, Harry. S. ” ABC7 Chicago.

In 1944, caving in to pressure from AfricanAmerican leaders, the army formed the 92nd Infantry, a black fighting unit nicknamed the Buffalo Division in tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers, the African-American soldiers of the frontier. Most of the regiment’s officers were white men from the South, because army leaders thought that they knew best how to work with blacks. ” In August 1944, assigned to Company C, 370th Division, 92nd Infantry, Baker went to the Arno River region of northern Italy, where the Germans were well entrenched.

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