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George Hardy (Tuskegee Airman)

Lieutenant Colonel

George Hardy
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Birth nameGeorge Edward Hardy[1]
Born (1925-06-08) June 8, 1925 (age 95)[2]
Philadelphia, PA
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Force
Years of service1943-1971
RankLieutenant Colonel
Unit332nd Fighter Group
Awards
Spouse(s)2nd wife Bonnie

LT COL George Hardy (born June 8, 1925) is a highly decorated member of the famed group of World War II-era African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Hardy had a 30 year military career and he flew combat missions in three wars. In World War II Hardy flew 21 combat missions. In the Korean War he flew 45 combat mission as the pilot of a bomber. In the Vietnam War Hardy flew flew 70 combat missions piloting an AC-119K gunship.[3]

  1. ^ "George Edward Hardy". Cincinnatilibrary. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Miller, S. "A Birthday to Remember: Tuskegee Airman Celebrates Birthday Onboard". southwestaircommunity. Southwest Airlines Co. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Cox, Billy (April 20, 2016). "George Hardy, 90, flew 21 combat missions in the spring of 1945". Gatehouse Media LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2019.