NYC Honorary Street Names


2nd Lt. Harry A. Sheppard Corner (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of Tuskegee Airmen Way and 150th Street
Honoree: Harry A. Sheppard (1917-2003) enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 1, 1941. He was one of the first African-Americans accepted for aircraft maintenance training in the Air Corps and was assigned to the 99th Pursuit Squadron. He served with the Tuskegee Airmen and flew 123 combat missions. He earned the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Medal with 13 oak leaf clusters.(Wills) [This is one of 18 namings along Tuskegee Airmen Way honoring outstanding units and individuals in African-American military history.]

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