BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) — The Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the head instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black military pilots who fought in World War II.
The postage commemorating Charles Alfred Anderson will be unveiled March 13 at a ceremony in Bryn Mawr, the Philadelphia suburb where he grew up.READ MORE: Do Spiders Dream? New Study Could Help Scientists Better Understand Human Sleep
In 1932, Anderson became the first African American to earn a commercial pilot’s license. He went on to teach aviation at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.READ MORE: Nearly 40 Dogs Removed From Deplorable Conditions At South Jersey Home
The 70-cent stamp notes Anderson’s affectionate nickname of “Chief,” which is what students called him.
Anderson died in 1996 at the age of 89. He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame last year.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Drought Watch: Residents Urged To Cut Back On Water Usage
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