Colonel Herbert E. Carter | Tuskegee Airmen

Herbert E. Carter (1919 - 2012)

Colonel Herbert E. Carter was one of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. In this interview, Wood talks about his missions.

Additional Information:  Carter was a member of the original thirty-three members of the Tuskegee Airmen and flew a total of 77 missions. Carter served in the United States Air Force for twenty-five years before retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1969. He served at the Tuskegee Institute as an associate dean for student services, associate dean for admission and recruiting, and a financial aid counselor following his retirement from the Air Force.

When he died in 2012, Carter was the last surviving Tuskegee Airman from Mississippi. His late wife, Mildred L. Hemmons-Carter, who died in 2011, was the first African American woman to become a licensed pilot in the state of Alabama. The Carters were known as the "First Family" of the Tuskegee Airmen.  (SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Carter_(pilot) )