Lee Archer

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Birthday
6, 1919
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 27, 2010 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1919
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 27, 2010 (90)

About

World War II pilot who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service with the Tuskegee Airmen.

Before Fame

He was one of the first applicants to the U.S. Army's pilot training program for African-Americans. He graduated first in his class at the Tuskegee Army Airfield and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1943.

Trivia

He reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring from the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Family Life

He was married to Ida Burnell; the couple had three sons and one daughter.

Associated With

He was a consultant for George Lucas 's 2012 film Red Tails."