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LTC Lee Andrew “Buddy” Archer, Jr

LTC Lee Andrew “Buddy” Archer, Jr

Birth
Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 27 Jan 2010 (aged 90)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sect. 6 Site 9215 RH
Memorial ID 47273686 · View Source
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IN MAY 0F 1949 THEY WERE THE VERY FIRST U. S. AIR FORCE TOP GUN PILOTS
332nd Fighter Group - Awarded First Place In
The Conventional (Propeller) Aircraft Division

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN (PILOTS, CREW&ADMIN)

"Top Gun Commander" - Captain Alva Temple

Tuskegee Airmen Virtual Cemetery

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The Tuskegee Airman considered Lee Archer to be an ace pilot, they credit him with shooting down five enemy planes (The U.S.A.A.F. credited him with shooting down four).

After he retired from the military in 1970, Archer joined General Foods Corp., becoming one of the era's few black corporate vice presidents of a major American company.

After retiring from General Foods in 1987, Archer founded the venture capital firm Archer Asset Management.

Archer is survived by three sons and a daughter. His wife, Ina Archer, died in 1996.


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  • Originally Created by: Eamonn
  • Added: 29 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47273686
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Lee Andrew “Buddy” Archer, Jr (6 Sep 1919–27 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47273686, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by pm (contributor 47882303) .