A Tuskegee Airman

Photo Air Force class photo circa 1942
  • Captain William W. Green II, United States Air Force
  • Captain—United States Air Force
  • Born: Dec. 8, 1920, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Died: Nov. 24, 1978, Columbus, Ohio
  • Married Alethia Holiday, July 28, 1943; Tuskegee Alabama
  • Father to two sons, William III and Reginald
  • Booker T. Washington High School, Staunton, Virginia, Class of 1939
  • Attended North Carolina A & T 1939—1942
  • 1942 entered Air Force
  • Graduated Tuskegee Flying School class of 43G July 27, 1943
  • Member 332nd Fighter Squadron
  • 123 wartime missions in Europe
  • Shot down three German aircraft.
  • Earned Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with six oak leaf cluster, E.T.O. ribbons with three battle stars, and the Purple Heart
  • Awarded the Order of the Partisan Star Third Class by Yugoslavia
  • Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Agent and manager

William Washington Green, Jr. Memorial
Gypsy Hill Park - Staunton, Virginia

Read about Captain Green: Articles from the Augusta Country monthy newspaper
Photo Courtesy of Nancy Sorrells of the Augusta Country Monthly Newspaper Greenville, VA 24440

From the left William W. Green III, Reginald Green& Alethia H. Green.
Photo Courtesy of Nancy Sorrells of the Augusta Country Monthly Newspaper, Greenville, VA 24440

Author's Note:  This web page is being presented in honor of my father's accomplishments during World War II.
..........................................    Last update June 2, 2010

Photos taken by Reginald J. Green unless noted other wise