Former Tuskegee Airman Alfred Thomas Farrar dies in Virginia at 99
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Alfred Thomas Farrar – a World War II veteran who flew with the famous Tuskegee Airman – died last week in his Virginia home at the age of 99.
He would have turned 100 this week, according to the Associated Press.
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In 1941, Farrar traveled to Tuskegee, Alabama to train for military aviation after graduating from high school in Virginia.
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His son told the Associated Press that although he was trained in the U.S. Army Air Corps program, Farrar didn’t fly any combat missions.
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After serving in World War II, Farrar studied aerospace engineering, serving in the Federal Aviation Administration for four decades, the Associated Press says.
A ceremony to honor Farrar will include several planes flying over, according to his son.