CBG Chapter Member Audley Coulthurst Joins the Lonely Eagles Chapter

 

Mr. Coulthurst, Original Tuskegee Airman and member of the Claude B. Govan chapter has joined the Lonely Eagles.

 

Audley was a member of the bomber group on the B-25 Mitchel Medium Bomber  of the 477th Medium Bomb Group. One of a six man crew, he manned one of the two “waist” guns, and served as the crew's radio operator.  As a mechanic gunner he also maintained and repaired 50 caliber machine guns. Audley enlisted in the Army in December 1942 and was discharged in March 1949. A remarkable man, Audley was one of the first black CPAs in the country, was retired and enjoying family, friends and playing bridge, and was an active member of the Tuskegee Airmen until his passing.

 

-Enlisted in the Army Reserve Corp. Dec. 1942

-Attached to Chamberlin Tech until July 1943 –

         Morse Code, Typing, 1st Echelon Radio maintenance

-Entered Active service Sept.1943

-Basic Training at Kearns Utah Sept. 1943-Dec. 1943

-Transferred to Charleston SC Army Air Base Dec. 1943

-Transferred to Selfridge Army Air Field, Michigan as crewmember of 477th Medium Bomb    Group, 618th Squadron. Classified as ROMG (Radio Operator, Mechanic, Gunner) Jan. 1944

-Transferred from Selfridge Field to Goodman Army Air Filed, KY on the Fort Knox Reservation May 1944

-Transferred to Freeman Field Seymour Ind. March 1945

 

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CBG Chapter Mission Statement:

1.    In the spirit of Captain Claude B. Govan of the 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group, now known as the "Tuskegee Airmen", honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the history of those who participated in the training, support and operations of the Tuskegee Airmen from 1941-1949, as military or civilian personnel.

2.    Introducing young people around the world to the fields of aviation, science and technology and, in the spirit of the Airmen, instilling a sense of perseverance in the face of adversity.

3.    Providing support and recognition to deserving individuals and organizations who carry on in the spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen, and lend slupport to the goals and objectives of the Claude B. Govan Chapter and the National Tuskegee Airmen Organization.

 

CBG CHAPTER NEWS:

CBG Chapter Historian Attemps to Set Drag Racing Record With TA Tribute Car (see News/Media Page)

 

 

CBG Heritage Member Weyman Watson Recalls the Pioneering Spirit of The Tuskegee Airmen and Their Impact on Post-War America:

 

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/li-life/tuskegee-airman-s-son-honors-the-legacy-of-the-pioneering-black-squadron-1.11477708

 

View the videos of CBG's Dabney Montgomery's experiences in Selma, Alabama, and his role in the march at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King:

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheClaudeBGovenChapter

(please scroll down on the facebook page until you see the video window)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR8ylTe1o70

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