WW2 -- Tuskegee Airmen:
Lee Archer, Thomas Lowery, and Charles McGee. Moderated by Thomas Doherty.:
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Description of Pictures: Lee A. Archer, Jr. is the first and only confirmed “ace” of the Tuskegee Airmen, having earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 18 clusters. As a fighter pilot in Europe, Archer flew 169 combat missions; and returned to combat during the Korean War. After retiring from the Air Force as Lieutenant Colonel, Archer served as a corporate vice-president of General Foods.
Thomas Lowery enlisted in the Army Air Corps, trained as a mechanic and engineer, and was assigned to the 477th Medium Bombardment Group, which accrued the best safety record in the First Air Force. Following the war, Lowery returned to Washington, D.C., became an electrician, and continues to work in the field.
Charles McGee flew 136 combat missions with fighter aircraft in Europe before returning to the Tuskegee Airfield to serve as an instructor. Still with the Air Force, he later flew combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. After retiring as Colonel, McGee served as a vice-president with the Interstate Securities Company and as manager of the Kansas City Downtown Airport.
Thomas Doherty chairs the Film Studies Program at Brandeis University, and is the author of Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II (1999), and Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (2003).
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2004_DC_WW2_Surigao_040528: WW2 -- Battle of Surigao Strait:
Sen. John Warner and Adm. J. L. Holloway. Moderated by Dave Winkler (4 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Eagles_040528: WW2 -- Creating, Crafting, and Installing the Memorial’s Bronze Eagles:
Raymond Kaskey (Sculptor, Kaskey Studio), Larry Welker, Owner (Laran Bronze), Patrick Oakes (Executive Vice-President, Apex Piping Systems, Inc.). Moderated by John Vlach. (9 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Monument_040527: WW2 -- Designing the Memorial: Architecture and Sculpture:
Friedrich St. Florian (Design Architect, Natl World War II Memorial) and Raymond Kaskey (Sculptor, Kaskey Studio). Moderated by John Vlach. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Blacks_040528: WW2 -- Experience of African Americans in World War II:
Ossie Davis (Army) and William J. Powell (Army). Moderated by Linda Wertheimer. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_DDay_040527: WW2 -- Eyewitness to D-Day:
Sam Gibbons. Moderated by Gary Rhay. Introduced by Beverly Lindsey. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Internment_040530: WW2 -- Internment of Japanese Americans in Wyoming:
Norman Mineta (Secretary of Transportation) and Alan Simpson (former U.S. Senator from Wyoming). Moderated by Marc Pachter (12 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Nissei_040527: WW2 -- Japanese Americans in World War II:
Grant Ichikawa (Military Intelligence Service), Norman Ikari (442nd Regimental Combat Team), and Jean Kariya (Internment Camp Survivor). Moderated by Franklin Odo. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Navajo_040528: WW2 -- Navajo Code Talkers:
Sam Billison, Keith Little, and Sam Smith. Moderated by Jeff Anthony (11 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Tuskegee_040527: WW2 -- Tuskegee Airmen:
Lee Archer, Thomas Lowery, and Charles McGee. Moderated by Thomas Doherty. (9 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Holocaust_040530: WW2 -- U.S. Army and the Holocaust
John Dolibois (interrogator of Nazi War Criminals at Nuremberg) and John Withers (aided Holocaust survivors in Germany). Moderated by Jeff Anthony. (11 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Mall: WW2 -- Various pictures of the Mall during the Tribute to A Generation: Natl World War II Reunion (83 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Pres_040527: WW2 -- Veterans as Presidential Candidates:
Bob Dole (Army, 10th Mountain Division) and George McGovern (Army Air Forces). Moderated by Marc Pachter (12 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Baseball_040530: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Baseball Players:
Bob Feller (Navy and Cleveland Indians), Monte Irvin (Army and New York Giants), and Buck O’Neil (Navy and Kansas City Monarchs). Moderated by Liane Hansen. (8 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Film_040530: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Film Performers:
Jack Palance (Army Air Forces). Moderated by Thomas Doherty (8 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Journalists_040528: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Journalists:
Allen Neuharth (Army, USA Today) and Mike Wallace (Navy, CBS News), Moderated by Thomas Doherty (29 photos from 2004)
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WW2C_040527_027.JPG: Left to right: Thomas Doherty (moderator), Charles McGee, Thomas Lowery, and Lee Archer Jr. Mr Archer and his handler had gotten confused about where to meet and he was in the wrong tent until I directed him on his way. The first picture of him was actually taken in someone else's presentation, when he should have been preparing for this one.
WW2C_040527_074.JPG: Seen here back in 2004, former Tuskegee Airman General Charles McGee passed on January 16, 2022. He flew 409 combat missions during three wars and received a zillion honors.
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
Number of photos taken this year: 110,000.
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