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Noel Parrish - Tuskegee Air Field Commander

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After President Roosevelt's Executive Order, allowing African-Americans to fully participate in all offered military programs, white instructors were sent to Tuskegee.  Colonel Noel F. Parrish was appointed Commander of the Tuskegee Army Air Field.

Black students liked Parrish and thought he was fair.  One of the things he did - to demonstrate he would not view race as an issue with his students - is to join the black officers' club.

In his memoirs, Parrish wrote that he often had to mediate between Army officials, whites who lived near Tuskegee and the aviator candidates.


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Photo of Colonel Noel Parrish, online courtesy Library of Congress.

 

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