• Ed Gaines

R.I.P. Tuskegee Airman Brig. Gen. Charles McGee Dies at 102

Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, died Sunday morning in his sleep. He was 102.



Over the course of his historic career, McGee successfully completed 409 air combat missions across three wars, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, serving a total of 30 years of active service. McGee has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 and the National Business Aviation Association's Meritorious Service to Aviation Award in 2012. He was enshrined into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011.



McGee is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.





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