This WW2 Airman’s Reaction To F-22 Raptor Flyover Is Priceless
Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Leslie Edwards is a Tuskegee Airman of the 617th Bombardment Squadron. The 617th Bombardment Squadron was one of four Tuskegee Airmen bomber squadrons during World War II that made up the 477th Bombardment Group. This airman was a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the group of African-American military pilots during World War II.
When this airman was in service, P-51 used to fly. But he got lucky to enjoy some close flyovers of F-22 raptor of the 477th Fighter Group soars past at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska and his reaction was priceless.
He commented after his experience with the F-22 Raptor flyovers and said “I admired a P-51 when it flew but now when I’m looking at this F-22, yes we have made progress that is clear to me.”
Staff Sergeant Leslie Edwards Jr. died on October 4, 2019, after living 95 years. You will surely enjoy his reaction to these F-22 flyovers.