Courtesy of the Air Force Historical Research Agency
Cullman High School graduate Col. Noel F. Parrish (1909-1987) was the commander at Tuskegee Army Air Field during World War
II. The field was the site of basic, advanced, and transitional flight training of the Tuskegee Airmen. Following the war
Parrish attended Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery and achieved the rank of brigadier general before
retiring from the Air Force in 1964.