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Alfred Thomas Farrar, a former Tuskegee Aviator, died in Virginia on Thursday just a few days before the ceremony planned to honor his service in the program that trained Black military pilots during World War II. He was 99 years old.
Alfred Thomas Farrar, a former Tuskegee Aviator, died in Virginia on Thursday just a few days before the ceremony planned to honor his service in the program that trained Black military pilots during World War II.
Alfred Thomas Farrar Career
Farrar, after graduating from high school, left his hometown of Tuskegee, Alabama in Lynchburg, to begin his aviation training in 1941.
Farrar learned to be a pilot during his time in the US Army Air Force program, but he did not fly any combat missions overseas according to his son.
Roy Farrar said he was proud of his father’s service but did not remember having much to say about his time as a Tuskegee Aviator.
“It was something he did then, it was necessary then,” said Roy Farrar.
Alfred Farrar, after his demobilization in 1943, studied as an aviation engineer and worked as an engineer at the Federal Aviation Administration for forty years.
WFXR-TV reported that the Lynchburg District Veterans Council plans to honor Farrar and his service during the council’s “union rally” on Christmas Day.
“Despite the enormous discrimination, these young American men and women served their nation with privilege and opened the door of opportunity for many other Americans,” the Council said in a statement.
Roy Farrar said several planes are expected to fly for a separate memorial service for his father this week on his birthday.