Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
  • Unit of Service: 477th Bomb Group
  • Location of Service: United States
  • Highest Rank: Captain

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“They couldn’t believe that any black person could fly a plane.” (Video interview, part 2, 7:31)

As a kid, Stewart Fulbright had constructed model airplanes and devoured magazines about flying, so it was no surprise that, upon graduating from college, he rushed to join the training program held for African American pilots at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. His time with the 477th Bombardment Group contained plenty of thrills--such as his first solo flight--but life in the segregated Army required him to confront prejudice at every turn. Overcoming roadblocks such as segregated mess halls and racist white instructors instilled in him a sense of resiliency: if he could survive these experiences, he could succeed at anything he attempted.

About this Item

Title

  • Stewart B. Fulbright Collection

Names

  • Fulbright, Stewart B.
  • Deanna Rothberg
  • Adair, Jordan
  • Durham Academy
  • Flood, Earl

State of Birth

  • MO

Home State

  • NC

Headings

  • -  Fulbright, Stewart B.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.

Notes

  • -  Member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Form

  • MiniDV

Extent

  • 1 item

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • Black or African American

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Unit of Service: 477th Bomb Group
    • Location of Service: United States
    • Highest Rank: Captain
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: MiniDV [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 11/29/2006)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/58158

Cite as

  • Stewart B. Fulbright Collection (AFC/2001/001/58158), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

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Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

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Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Fulbright, Stewart B, Deanna Rothberg, Jordan Adair, Durham Academy, and Earl Flood. Stewart B. Fulbright Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.58158/.

APA citation style:

Fulbright, S. B., Deanna Rothberg, Adair, J., Durham Academy & Flood, E. (1942) Stewart B. Fulbright Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.58158/.

MLA citation style:

Fulbright, Stewart B, et al. Stewart B. Fulbright Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.58158/>.