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Capt Charles William Tate
Birth: Oct. 18, 1922
Manchester
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 2005
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Tuskegee Airman. Charles William Tate was in the first unit of black American fighter pilots who trained at Tuskegee, the black college founded by Booker T. Washington. The Tuskegee Airmen were a regiment of black pilots who flew in the Army Air Forces during World War II. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The group trained to be fighter pilots for the 99th Fighter Squadron. They saw action in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. Tate completed 99 missions and earned a commission of Second Lieutenant. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and four Oak Leaf Clusters and he was later inducted into the Hall of Valor at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh, PA. After the war, he re-enlisted and served in the Korean War as a Captain. He then came home and worked for the U.S. Postal Service, rising in the ranks to manager of a Pittsburgh Post Office. Captain Tate is survived by his three children, Robert Tate, of Las Vegas, Sharon Dykes, of Rankin,PA and Charles Tate, of McCandless, PA; and two sisters, Willa Mae Kennedy, of Philadelphia, and Rachel Waters, of Rydel,PA 
 
Burial:
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Cecil
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 1, Grave 1118
 
Created by: Eamonn
Record added: Sep 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15814157
Capt Charles William Tate
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Capt Charles William Tate
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Capt Charles William Tate
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God bless you, you made a difference in so many ways-
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