Tuskegee Airman from Charlotte to be laid to rest 79 years after disappearing

CHARLOTTE — A Tuskegee Airman from Charlotte who vanished during WWII will be laid to rest on Dec. 6 in Charlotte.

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Fred Brewer Jr. was a 23-year-old member of the esteemed Tuskegee Airmen when he vanished in 1944 while escorting a bomber on a raid over Germany.

Brewer’s remains were identified earlier this year using forensic analysis.

After 79 years, Brewer will be buried at the Salisbury National Cemetery.


Funeral service

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