Team Leader / Maintenance Personnel
— 1900-1994 —In 1941, the War Department announced the creation of the 99th Pursuit Squadron, the first all-African American combat unit in the Army Air Forces. This unit trained at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Fifty African-American Kelly workers (49 men and 1 woman) left Texas to serve as mechanics and support personnel for the Tuskegee Flying School. Team leader for this "49+1" group from Kelly was Wilber Miller. The spirit and dedication of these trailblazers is a continuing legacy and a reminder of the heritage of service to our nation shared by all of Kelly's African-American personnel.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
|Placed By||Kelly Heritage Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 542902 N 3251483|
|Decimal Degrees||29.39186667, -98.55785000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 23.512', W 98° 33.471'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 23' 30.72" N, 98° 33' 28.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3101 Roselawn Rd, San Antonio TX 78226, US|
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