LeRoy A. Battle

Easier Said
The Berlin Airlift 1948-1949
The Autobiography of LeRoy A. Battle

Tuskegee Airman, Educator, Jazz Musician

One of the original Freeman Field Mutineers
With the ownership stamp of
WII Tuskegee Airman, Harry A. Sheppard

Annapolis Maryland, Annapolis Publishing Company; 1995 First Edition; softcover, trade paperback (not issued in hardcover), octavo approx 9" x 6"; 198 pages. Illustrated with photographs; reproductions of documents, etc.

LeRoy A. Battle was a young man in the mid-1940s who had just completed flight training and earned his wings as one of the distinguished Tuskegee Airmen. He was about to be shipped to the European Theatre ...when the war ended. However, just prior, he and his fellow colored members of the 477th Bombardment Group were transferred to Freeman Field in Seymour, Indiana for Advanced Combat Training. It was there that Lieutenant LeRoy A. Battle was one of nineteen colored men who first entered the Officers Club on April 5th 1945, and who were subsequently arrested in the famous Freeman Field Mutiny. (Gotta buy the book to read the rest of the story). LeRoy Battle went on to become a lifelong educator, teacher, jazz musician and band leader.