Eagle Profile

Col (Ret) James Harvey III

Col (Ret) James Harvey III was selected as an Eagle for his outstanding contributions to airpower. Col Harvey overcame adversity to attain his dream of flying. He was the winner of the military’s first Worldwide Gunnery Meet and the first African American fighter pilot to fly in Korean airspace. While serving in the Korean War, he led an element of four F-80s in close support to a bomber mission under adverse weather to attack and inflict heavy damage on enemy troops. Col Harvey is one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen and has received numerous medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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2012 Lithograph
2024 Lithograph

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