Ford served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force and rose to the rank of Colonel. He later worked as a volunteer and technical adviser to the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham.
Below are a few resources to help you learn more about the life and times of Colonel Ford and his fellow Tuskegee Airmen:
Books in Carmichael Library
Bucholtz, Chris. 332nd Fighter Group: Tuskegee Airmen. Westminster, MD: Osprey Publishing, 2007. D790.252 332nd .B83 2007.
Scott, Lawrence P. and William M. Womack, Sr. Double V: The Civil Rights Struggle of the Tuskegee Airmen. East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State UP, 1994. UG834.A37 S36 1994. (This title is also available in an e-book format.)
Markowitz, Robert. The Tuskegee Airmen. New York, N.Y.: HBO Home Video, 2000. DVD PN1995 Tuskegee 2000
On the Web
- Harry E. Ford, Jr. - Ford's biography page on Bhamwiki
- "Local Tuskegee Airman Passes Away" - Shelby County Reporter piece by Chris Megginson, 2/27/09
- "Original Tuskegee Airman Honored in Shelby County" - ABC 33/40 write-up by Jeremy King, 2/8/10
- "Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Dedicated at Moton Field" - Photos and video from Alabama Aviator, 10/17/08