Carrol S. Woods (1919-2007)
Major Carroll S. Woods was one of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. In this interview, Wood talks about his graduating class, medals received and the type of planes the Tuskegee Airmen piloted.
Additional Information: Woods flew more than 100 missions as a member of the 99th fighter squadron of the 332nd fighter group. His plane was shot down over Greece in October 6, 1944. He remained a prisoner of war in Greece until April 20, 1945 when the camp was liberated by Patton's army. Woods retired from the Air Force as a Major. Woods and his fellow Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2006. (SOURCE: http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Carrol_Woods)
- Along with the rest of the world, the United States and South Carolina experienced economic instability during this period. As a result, political instability and worldwide conflict consumed the world in the 1940s. Following World War II, the United States emerged as a world leader through political policies and economic growth.
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