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The Tuskegee Airmen Archive
DOTA Biographical Questionnaire


We have launched a project to obtain biographical and personal information about the men and women who served at Tuskegee Army Air Field, or with a unit which originated there, as part of our goal to preserve the history of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women while they are still alive. We ask that you answer this questionnaire as fully as possible. This information will be deposited in the Tuskegee Airmen Archive and incorporated into an internet database that will provide accurate, basic information for the future use of scholars, researchers, and students who will use the Archive to write the history of the lives and contributions of the men and women who served and trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field.

Please join in this effort by answering the following questions. If we have not left enough space for your responses, please feel free to attach additional sheets of paper. You may also attach a résumé or any other data that you would like us to keep as part of the Archive.

You may, of course, skip any question that you do not wish to answer for any reason by simply writing N/A for Not Applicable or Unknown.

If you prefer to respond verbally to this questionnaire, please contact Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, 951-827-3254(bergis.jules@ucr.edu) and he will schedule a call or visit with you to complete your biography.

  1. DOTA's full name?
  2. Date of birth:
  3. Birthplace:
  4. What is the full name of your spouse (include married and maiden names)?
  5. How many children do you have and what are their full names?
  6. Please describe your childhood home and home town.
  7. What is the full name of your father?
  8. What is the full name of your mother (include maiden name)?
  9. What did your parents do for a living?
  10. What is the full name of your grandparents?
  11. What did your grandparents do for a living?
  12. How many sisters and brothers do/did you have?
  13. What are their full names?
  14. Where did you attend school?
    1. Grade School:
    2. High School:
    3. College & Degree Earned:
    4. What year did you earn your college degree?
    5. Graduate School & Highest Degree Earned:
    6. Please state field, dates(s), and institute names(s).

Tuskegee Experience

  1. What attracted you to the Tuskegee Airmen program?
  2. How old were you when you joined the Tuskegee Airmen program?
  3. List the military unit(s) in which you served and the dates of service after graduating from the Tuskegee Airfield Program. 
  4. List your rank and principal assignment(s)/job(s) while in the service.
  5. What was your most memorable event during your active duty with a Tuskegee unit?

Post Tuskegee Experience

  1. What was your primary lifetime career and how did you choose it?
  2. List the major positions or jobs you have held, their approximate dates, and with what organization(s) or companies?
  3. Besides your experience at Tuskegee, what other world or local events have had the most impact on you?
  4. What do you feel was the most important social or political development in your lifetime?
  5. What do you feel was the most important personal event of your lifetime?
  6. How many different places have you lived, where, and what years?
  7. With what community organizations have you been associated?
  8. Please list any special honors and awards that you have received and the approximate dates.
  9. Do you have papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, posters, audio/video cassettes, memorabilia, or other historical materials that would document your life's story and that you would like to donate to the Tuskegee Airmen Archive?
    Yes No

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Last modified: 7/18/2014 3:06 PM by S. Mandeville-Gamble