FLOR500, Garden 71 James Polkinghorne, Jr., Tuskegee Airman Pilot (ca. 1920–1944) Born in Pensacola, James Polkinghorne, Jr., attended college at Florida A&M University before entering the military during World War II. He was one of eleven black Tuskegee Airmen pilots who served from Florida and the only one of the eleven to die during the war. He was killed when his fighter plane went down on a mission over Italy in 1944.
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James Polkinghorne, Jr., Tuskegee Airman Pilot

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James Polkinghorne, Jr., Tuskegee Airman Pilot

(ca. 1920–1944) 

Born in Pensacola, James Polkinghorne, Jr., attended college at Florida A&M University before entering the military during World War II. He was one of eleven black Tuskegee Airmen pilots who served from Florida and the only one of the eleven to die during the war. He was killed when his fighter plane went down on a mission over Italy in 1944. 





 




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