|James Clayton Flowers|
Flowers on his 105th birthday in 2020
|Birth:||25 December 1915|
Surry County, Virginia, USA
|Age:||106 years, 28 days|
James Clayton Flowers (born 25 December 1915) is an American centenarian who was a member of the famed group of World War II-era African-Americans known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
Flowers was born in Surry County, Virginia, USA on Christmas Day 1915. His parents were James Flowers and Lillie (née Clayton) Flowers. He had four siblings. His father lived to be 97 (almost 98).
During the World War II, he was a pilot with the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group for five years. He also was member of the Tuskegee Airmen.
He married Evelyn Church in New York City, New York State, USA on 11 August 1951. The couple had two children.
Edwards worked as a school teacher in the New York School System. After retirement, he and his wife relocated to New Mexico. Evelyn died in 2008.
New Mexico held a ceremony to honor the Tuskegee Airmen in March 2014. Flowers was present for the dedication at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial. He turned 100 on 25 December 2015.
On 16 February 2021 at the age of 105, he received his second dose of the covid-19 vaccine.
Flowers currently lives at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, at the age of 106 years, 28 days.
- Evelyn Lorraine Flowers Find A Grave
- Stafford Alvin Flowers Obituary Legacy, 22 July 2011
- Stafford Alvin Flowers Find A Grave
- In the presence of heroes, yesterday's and today's Holloman Air Force, 14 November 2013
- Tuskegee Airmen Honored at Event Albuquerque Journal (Pressreader), 28 March 2014
- Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 61 Congress.gov, 9 April 2019
- Veterans and friends honor Tuskegee Airman James Clayton Flowers in Las Cruces Las Cruces Sun-News, 31 August 2019
- Las Cruces' Clayton Flowers turns 105 on Christmas Day Las Cruces Bulletin, 18 December 2020
- Tuskegee Airman James Clayton Flowers turned 105 on Christmas Day Las Cruces Sun-News, 25 December 2020
- Tuskegee Airman in Las Cruces among residents who received in-home COVID vaccination Las Cruces Sun-News, 18 February 2021