Alfred “Chief” Anderson – a Father of Black Aviation

August 11th, 2014

According to the info got by, Chief Flight Instructor of the prestigious Tuskegee Airmen C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson became the theme of a special stamp event on Friday, August 1 at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

Anderson is a great figure of his time and won the fame for the rest of USA history.

Anderson also has been referred to as the Charles Lindbergh of Black Aviation for his record-breaking flights that inspired other African-Americans to become pilots. His son, Charles Anderson, a resident of Greensboro, was the special guest speaker.

"The Postal Service is proud to honor Charles Alfred 'Chief' Anderson, a Black aviation pioneer who inspired, motivated and educated thousands of young people in aviation careers, including the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II," said White. "Their accomplishments ranked them as one of the elite fighter groups during the war and their heroism will forever be an important part of our country's history and heritage."