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Sherman T. Rose transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 8 (04.0264-04.0310), Folder: 04.0297 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0297

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sherman T. Rose, a flight instructor for the Tuskegee Airman and a private in the Air Force enlisted reserve. This collection contains an oral history transcript that details Rose's job as a flight instructor and his experience with segregation in the military.


  • November 16, 2004
  • 1939-1946
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2004-11-16


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Sherman T. Rose was born on September 25, 1919 in Jefferson, Missouri. In 1938/1939 he moved to Alabama. Rose was among the first African-Americans to receive pilot training as part of the U.S. government's Civilian Pilot Training Program, which led directly to the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen.  After graduating from Tuskegee University in 1940/1941, he became an Army Air Corps Primary Flight Training instructor where he taught the Tuskegee Airmen how to fly. During the war, he initially enlisted as a private in the Air Force reserve in inactive duty. Rose was honorably discharged from service in 1945/1946. Rose taught helicopter flying lessons for over 20 years at Fort Rucker accumulating over 21,000 in flight hours. Sherman Rose passed away on August 8, 1920 at the age of 88. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park in Midland City, Alabama.


1 folders (1 folder)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Sherman T. Rose transcript
Beatrice Dain
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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