Russ Minton; phony Tuskegee Airman

| October 12, 2017 | 40 Comments

Someone sent us their work on this fellow, Russ Minton, who was interviewed in Washington, DC by WTOP about his time with the Tuskegee Airmen when he visited the African-American History Museum;

Minton served in 1944 in Ramitelli, Italy, as part of the Tuskegee Airmen. He was a flight cadet, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, the predecessor to the Air Force.

“There’s a couple things about Tuskegee Airmen that I disagree with but I can’t find who to talk with to correct them,” he said after visiting the museum’s Tuskegee Airmen exhibit.

Minton said Alfred Anderson gave him his first flying lesson. Anderson, known as the “Father of Black Aviation, lived down the street from him in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia.

Yeah, Minton was born in 1932, so he was 12 years old in 1944 when he claims he was a cadet pilot and a second lieutenant. Ron Brewington, the Tuskegee historian says that Minton’s name doesn’t appear on any roster of Tuskegee Airmen.

He didn’t join the military until 1959. When Minton joined the Army National Guard, he was a Battalion Surgeon for an artillery unit in Boston, the only active duty that he had was for training and he left the Guard after nine years and never set foot outside of the United States in uniform the whole time.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Jay says:

    Guy was a Major AND a Surgeon. Surprised he didn’t claim MASH was based on him.

  2. JacktheJarhead says:

    Jeez! The phony Tuskegee Airman are coming out of the woodwork! I guess math is a tough thing for some of these morons. Guess it takes all kinds!

  3. Guard Bum says:

    Wow, a CMsgt and a Major back to back….and one a genuine combat Vet and the othet a doctor.

    The quality of poseur is going up! Hard to understand these cases.

  4. Graybeard says:

    Honorable career down the tubes.

    Really, dude? Really?

  5. Frank says:

    I do have a sneaking admiration for these shameless old bluffers. Passing yourself off as someone approaching their centenary whilst (in the other case) decades younger is a feat of some description. Some one spotted a sucker and moved in on the free buffet!

  6. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He became a SURGEON and he still had to fake being a Tuskegee Airman?…

    *DUUUUUUHHHHH*, I gots nuthin’…

  7. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Is He from Florida??????????

  8. Martinjmpr says:

    Reporters can’t math?

    First thing I said to myself when I saw that headline and photo was “that guy looks way too young to be a WWII vet.”

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    I guess arithmetic isn’t his strong point?

    And he made surgery his career afterwards. Well, since he’s that bad at simple arithmetic, I think I’d find a horse doctor to remove a splinter before I’d ask him to do it.

  10. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    Hartman: “What the fuck is that?”
    Me: “Sir, two phony Tuskegee Airman in 1 day sir”
    Hartman” You gotta be shittin’ me!”
    Me” “Sir, no sir”
    Hartman: “You 2 turds get in there and clean the head”

  11. JBUSMC says:

    Man that dude is a honkey

  12. Cowpill says:

    It’s all coming back to me I was with General Washington crossing the Delaware, yea that’s it……..Wait I said I had fought the Romans and he pushed me into the water

  13. Charles says:

    Please add a link to expand the documents to full size.

  14. Tony180A says:

    Pure shitbaggery!!

  15. Sparks says:

    Way to flush an honorable record there.


  16. Green Thumb says:

    Another one.


  17. Hack Stone says:

    The WTOP link doesn’t seem to work anymore. It really sucks since WTOP decided to no longer allow comments. Way before the Dutch Rudder Gang, Hack had another stalker from the WTOP pages named Jowey Styxx. Jowey must have been spawned by Daniel Bernath. He even had his own incoherent conspiracy driven website.

  18. O-4E says:

    The real life Spearchucker Jones from MASH!

  19. O-4E says:

    The 101st Field Artillery that he was a Surgeon for is one of the 3 oldest units in the Army and US military with lineage back to 1636

    Nothing to sneeze at as far as pride in serving

  20. Mark Friedman says:

    Must be phony Tuskegee Air Men week.


    WTF???? Being an Army Surgeon wasn’t good enough for him???

  22. John Gay says:

    I am doing a follow-up, and need to get more info. Is it possible someone can contact me??

  23. John Gay says:

    As stated in my letter of January 13th, 2018, to Jonn Lilyea, I am charged with preparing the report re Russ Minton, and need information. Jonn, please write or call. This is legit!!!

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