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Fly Nupes: Photos Of The Handsome And Daring Men Of Kappa Alpha Psi Who Served As Tuskegee Airmen

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11214104_10204655930453990_3352205095265529135_nKappa Man Luther L. Blakeney
Alpha Lambda Chapter, 1-8-1938
(passed away in 1943)

“Lieutenant Luther L. Blakeney became the first Kappa casualty of World War II when on July 16, 1943, he was killed while flying over Lake Huron on a weather forecasting assignment. Blakeney, an alumnus of South Carolina A and M College, had joined theFraternity in 1937 and was a delegate to the Twenty-Ninth Grand Chapter at San Antonio. He received training in meteorology at the New York of Engineering, and was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Air Force at Tuskegee, Alabama. In March 1943, he was transferred with the 302nd Fighter Group to Selfridge Field, Michigan, and its gunnery field at Oscoda.”

-The Story of Kappa Alpha Psi

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