Charles Dryden (Tuskegee Airman)
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|Charles W. Dryden|
September 16, 1920|
New York City, New York
|Died||June 24, 2008
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame inductee|
Ret. Lt. Col. Charles W. Dryden (September 16, 1920 – June 24, 2008) was one of the Tuskegee Airmen. Dryden earned his wings in 1942, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He is the author of an autobiography, A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman.
Dryden was born in New York City in 1920 and graduated from Stuyvesant High School there. He earned degrees in political science from Hofstra University on Long Island and public law from Columbia University in New York City. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate by Hoftstra in 1996. In between, he taught air science at Howard University in Washington, D.C..
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- Dryden, Charles W. (August 2002). A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman. University of Alabama Press. p. 420. ISBN 978-0-8173-1266-4.
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