Profiles with Wendell Pierce

sponsored by The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum is the proud sponsor of Profiles with Wendell Pierce on WBOK 1230 AM. Each month, New Orleans native and renowned actor Wendell Pierce invites his contemporaries to share their insights on culture, current events, entertainment and more. Recent guests include musician PJ Morton, actor Anthony Mackie, musician Wynton Marsalis, actress Vanessa L Williams, and attorney Cheryl Ifill. Conversations with Wendell Pierce airs the last Friday of every month at noon and is rebroadcast on weekends.

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Roscoe Brown

Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, 15th Air Force. Brown recounts some of his exploits in the skies over Europe, including a duel with a German ME-262 jet fighter.

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Charles McGee

Charles McGee was an African American pilot in the 332nd Fighter Group. Deployed to Italy in 1944, McGee saw action both escorting heavy bombers on missions to Europe, and engaging enemy fighter aircraft.

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Rothacker Smith

Dr. Rothacker Smith looked death in the eye several times during World War II. In these moments during his wartime service, during captivity as a German POW and beyond, his faith carried him through and indeed directed much of his life, as did the proud tradition of the Buffalo Soldier which he upheld.

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Harold Ward

Eleven months after witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, Harold Ward stood watch aboard the USS San Francisco as the heavy cruiser "steamed right into a mess." 

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