A fundraising event for our groundbreaking exhibit
As America’s first black military aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen achieved excellence in the face of racism and discrimination during World War II. They fought two wars: one alongside our allies to defeat the Nazis and the other against racism and injustice. Their accomplishments helped bring about the integration of the United States military and inspired the strategy of nonviolence practiced by the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.
The Tuskegee Airmen changed the world. Help us tell their story – and keep their legacy alive.
The New England Air Museum is offering a VIP Meet & Greet
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Event starting at 4:30 p.m.
Reception to being at 5:30 p.m.
Program to begin at 6:45 p.m.
General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton is a retired four-star General who served over 34 years with the United States Air Force. The General is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours. He retired from the Air Force career as the Commander, of the Air Education and Training Command. General Newton is also a retired Executive Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines.
George E. Hardy, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret)
George Hardy flew 21 combat missions with the 332nd Fighter Group. He later flew 45 additional combat missions as co-pilot of a B-29 “Superfortress” bomber during the Korean War and finished up flying another 70 missions as the pilot of an AC-119 “Stinger” Gunship in Vietnam.
Gordon L. Smith
Gordon Smith is an Executive Director with JPMorgan Chase in New York. Gordon works as a Senior Banker in the NY Metro Group of the Commercial Bank. Smith is a frequent speaker nationwide about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. Smith’s father, Captain Luther Smith, was one of the original and most highly decorated of The Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilots.
Molded by her Tuskegee Airman father’s commitment to excellence, internationally recognized author and speaker, Anne Palmer, is a clarity expert, as well as a leadership and communication strategist, focused on using cutting-edge neuroscience principles to develop leaders and create inclusive, safe cultures. She is a former C-Suite executive, Emmy-Award-winning talk show host, and corporate spokesperson.