Lt. Col. Dryden of Tuskegee Airmen dies

ATLANTA - Lt. Col. Charles "Chuck" Dryden, part of the…

22b127d9-20b6-4175-83ac-069aa2c02985hmedium.gif ATLANTA – Lt. Col. Charles “Chuck” Dryden, part of the group of historical wartime figures known as the Tuskegee Airmen, died of natural causes Tuesday in Atlanta.  Dryden was 87.  For more details on this, click here and return back to comment.

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  • Judge Joe Brown

    Col. Dryden was a great patriot; putting it all on the line for his country at a time when his service was neither desired nor appreciated. A fine pilot, officer and gentleman, he is to be saluted for his service and contributions as a citizen. He – and those like him – will be missed. His unit, the 332 nd fighter wing, U.S.A.A.F., 15 th Air Force, was one of the finest.

    Recent correlation with the newly opened Luftw. rec’d’s from WW II have shown that the 332 nd deserved a lot more credit than they initially rec’d; The German records and reconsideration by the US Def. Dept have now placed the Tuskegee unit as the highest scoring in the U.S.A.A.F. Eruope for the last 8 months of the war as well as verifying their very great distinction of having never lost an escorted bomber to enemy intercept. Their abilities were clearly apparent when they won the first two fighter gunnery competitions held by the U.S. after WW II. The highest ranking officer from the unit was full General “Chappie” James when he became Commanding General of the North American Continental Air Defense Command in the ’70’s: Unfortunately his career was cut short by a fatal heart attack when he held this post.

    Capt. Roscoe Brown, late of the Tuskegee Airman, aka Prof. Roscoe
    Brown, retired from New York City University, is now credited with being one of the top U.S.A.A.F. aces after the German records were studied: His confirmed kill tally was drastically raised after discovering the victories attributed to him by the Germans that were confirmed by archeological evidence (i.e. wreckage found at the indicated sites). The last I checked, he’s still alive and is a very impressive person who ran in and completed several NY Marathons.

  • Judge Joe Brown

    Recent correlation with the newly opened Luftwa. rec’d’s from WW II have shown that the 332 nd deserved a lot more credit than they initially rec’d; The German records and reconsideration by the US Def. Dept have now placed the Tuskegee unit as the highest scoring in the U.S.A.A.F. Eruope for the last 8 months of the war as well as verifying their very great distinction of having never lost an escorted bomber to enemy intercept.

    Capt. Roscoe Brown, late of the Tuskegee Airman, aka Prof. Roscoe
    Brown, retired from New York City University, is now credited with being one of the top U.S.A.A.F. aces after the German records were studied. The last I checked, he’s still alive and is a very impressive person.