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 Richard Weatherford

Richard Weatherford

Birth
Woodlawn, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Jul 2004 (aged 86)
Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Burial Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 9201578 · View Source
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Tuskegee Airman. Richard "Dick" Weatherford began his flying career at the John C. Robinson Flight School in Chicago, which was one of the few schools that accepted African-Americans. He attended Wilberforce University where he studied pre-med and was involved in the Golden Gloves boxing team. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 during World War II. Accepted into the program, he was trained to fly a B-25 Mitchell bomber at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and became one of the approximately 900 pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Following the War he moved to Albion, Michigan where he was self-employed in several successful business enterprises. Richard was one of the founders of the Albion Civic Foundation, and started the Citizens to Beautify Albion and its annual "Men Who Cook" event. Spouse: Elverta Hawkins m. 1941. Parents: Elijah and Evelyn (Richards) Weatherford.


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  • Created by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
  • Added: 30 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9201578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Weatherford (21 Dec 1917–26 Jul 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9201578, citing Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Frank Passic, Albion Historian (contributor 46564182) .