Frank Petersen Jr. was the first black Marine aviator, and he didn't stop there!
In Search of Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, Tuskegee Airman
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency partnered with the University of New Orleans, University of Innsbruck and the National World War II Museum to search for U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, a Tuskegee Airman assigned to the 100th Fighter Squadron based in Ramitelli, Italy. Capt. Dickson experienced engine trouble while returning from a reconnaissance mission in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Dec. 23, 1944 and has since been considered missing in action. (DoD video by Staff Sgt. Roy Woo)