Malcolm Nettingham

  • Born: October 1, 1918
  • Died: September 14, 2020
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Malcolm Nettingham

One of the last Tuskegee Airmen

Malcolm Nettingham was one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, the group of elite Black pilots and airmen who fought in World War II. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the family of Malcolm Nettingham, we hope many of the encouraging words and thoughts on this site comforts you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. In the days ahead throw all of your sadness, cries and anxieties on the Hearer of Prayers who cares for you.

Posted by Tony - DC   October 10, 2020

I only met him once over dinner. A truly amazing man. Thank you for your service.

Posted by Dave Giles - Gilbert, AZ   October 02, 2020

thank you

Posted by Leslie hamer - new york, NY   October 01, 2020

May the LORD our GOD take to under HIS wings as you soar to worlds unknown. As a former member of NAI, and black pilot I salute you.

Posted by Gerold Oliver - Secaucus, NJ - acquaintance   September 27, 2020

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Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   September 23, 2020

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Thank you for your service. RIP

Posted by Hazel Marsh - Oklahoma City,, OK   September 22, 2020

Thank you for your service. One of my favorite great heroes. RIP

Posted by Hazel Marsh - Oklahoma City,, OK - friend   September 22, 2020

An Awesome Man of God. Beautiful personality and extremely wise. Loving and kind personality. Great respect for others. He will be greatly missed, especially at First Baptist Church Vauxhall, Noon Day Prayer. Shalom! Dr. Thomas ***

Posted by Dr Deauwand Thomas - Vauxhall, NJ - Family Friend   September 21, 2020

Thank you for your service. May you Rest In Peace. You are a true hero to us as Black people.

Posted by Mona Armstead - Stone Mountain, GA - Friend   September 21, 2020

Family
Sorry for your loss. May God grant you'll peace in the days ahead. Thanks for the service Mr. Nettingham.

Posted by Elise    September 21, 2020

He inspired me to go to college, I also met my wife there. He changed my life in so many ways. He was a gentleman and so humble and down to earth. I am blessed to have learned so much from him and will greatly miss him. I hope his family finds peace in the fact that he genuinely touched so many lives. I send my sincere condolences to his family and i am praying for them.

Posted by J T    September 20, 2020

Many thanks to Mr. Malcolm Nettingham. My deepest condolences to the Nettingham family, what an memorable legacy. May God be with all of you as you endure such a very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   September 20, 2020

Thank you Sir for all you've done for you're Country, and the people in this great Nation.
R.I.P.
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.

Posted by Brian O'keefe - Willow Springs ,, IL - friend   September 19, 2020

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Alishia - SC   September 19, 2020

Trailblazer Tuskegee Airman Malcolm Nettingham has finished his remarkable and memorable course.

Posted by Janice Williams    September 19, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   September 19, 2020

My condolences to the family.
Thank you for your service sir....May you RIP

Posted by Cheryl Taylor    September 19, 2020

Thank you sir.

Posted by Bob Krajicek - New Paltz, NY - friend   September 18, 2020

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May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by M R - friend   September 18, 2020

RIP Me Malcolm my God bless and Comfort the Family

Posted by Michael Roach - North Plainfield, NJ   September 18, 2020

We thank him for his service.
How amazing, while in the midst of everything in the 1940's he could have had no idea of how he and his brethren would be honored in 2020.

Posted by Brian    September 18, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May God be with you and comfort you through this time of sorrow.

Posted by W D - neighbor   September 18, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace Daddy Val. Love and kisses to you. Your God-Daughter
Bette

Posted by Bette Johnson Royster - Family   September 18, 2020

May God Bless and keep the family in the loss of Malcolm. I was employed with Malcolm at a electronic factory on Leland Ave in Plainfield in the late sixties. MYy heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with the family. He was a legend in himself.

Posted by Earl L Brown Sr - Friend   September 18, 2020

What a loss! What a legend in itself. That describes the life of Mr. Nettingham. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Malcolm. He will be missing by many.

Posted by Roy    September 18, 2020

May the God of Love and life give your peace and comfort you.
Philippians 4:6-7.

Best regards

Posted by Janelle Eloisa Almendis Augustine    September 18, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Nettingham Family, May the God of Tender Mercies comfort your grieving hearts with loving kindness and peace as you cope with the precious loss in your lives. I got to meet the Tuskegee Airmen years ago at on career day at an elementary school. Malcom left a legacy behind a legacy like the rest of the Airmen that will never be forgotten.

Posted by BRY    September 17, 2020

Praise God for a life well lived! Thank you for your service. May God continue to protect your family. In Jesus Name.

Posted by Rev. Tracy E. Fooster    September 17, 2020

Condolence to the Nettingham Family on your loss. What a handsome man! What an example of what we all should be. This humble man, though he was probably unaware of it, was a living legend. The Tuskegee Airmen were significant contributors not only to our country's success in WW II, but also in breaking down the barriers to racial equality within our country . Thank you Mr. Nettingham. Rest in peace. Enjoy your reward in Heaven.

Posted by jim    September 17, 2020

Thank you for your service, sir. To your family I’m sorry for your loss. You must be so proud. I wish we could have heard his stories.

Posted by L Tompkins - Friend   September 17, 2020

Condolences to the of Malcolm Nettingham Did not know him ,but thank him for his services, he was Gaint just reading about him .God bless you in time of your bereavement.
Roberta Taylor Carter

Posted by Roberta Taylor Carter - Significant Other   September 17, 2020

America lost another of the many true heroes that saved democracy for the free world. We owe them a debt that can never be paid and can never be acknowledged enough. Fly high Mr Nettingham and touch the face of God. Thank you for our freedom and the opportunities we have in this country.

Posted by Bill Grenfell - Neighbor   September 17, 2020

My condolences and prayers to the family. Thank you for your service Sir. May you find favor in “God” arms. R.I.P.

Lydia Copeland McNeal ( Florida)

Posted by Lydia Copeland-McNeal - Acquaintance   September 17, 2020

As a disabled US AirForce Vet and a proud and grateful American I salute you Sir, and your family! God be with them as you are now with God. <ú><ø fly>

Posted by Stacy Ward    September 17, 2020

Thank you for your service.
WWII guys the best.
My dad passed last year at 95. Will
always miss him.
Condolences to Malcolm's family and friends.
RIP
Bob J

Posted by Bob J    September 17, 2020

Another of the Greatest Generation has left us.
From a Vietnam Vet.

Posted by Fred Farkle - Friend   September 17, 2020

As a female Veteran, I would like to say Thank you for your Service to our Country, and for being a wonderful example of showing that no matter what your color you can be the 'best of the best'. I watched some of Mr. Nettingham's video where he was instructing and telling his story (history). I wish I had known him, when I was living in Scotch Plains, but so glad to at least know of him now. God bless him and his family.

Posted by Barbara P Kulusic - Student   September 16, 2020

From all the Brothers that served in the Arm Forces , I humbly salute you sir! RIP!

Posted by Charlie W - Blue Springs, MO   September 16, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the Nettingham family, what an amazing legacy. May God be with all of you to give you strength and comfort at this most difficult time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

You are you always will be an inspiration for airmen like me who followed in your footsteps generations later. Rest in Peace

Posted by Roger F. Davis, Col, USAF (R) - Acquaintance   September 16, 2020

Thank you for your service and serving in world war I and RIP my brother

Posted by Lisa Barnett    September 16, 2020

Rest In Peace thank you for your service

Posted by JoAnn Correia - Friend   September 16, 2020

You were my trailblazer and will remember you always. Thank You for being you!

Posted by leroy parker - rialto, CA - friend   September 16, 2020

Rest In Peace Warrior!!

Posted by Robert Washam - Brother   September 16, 2020

To the family of Mr. Nettingham:
I am so proud of him ; I place him in the category of other American Africans who have brought honor and dignity to the world! May he rest easy in Jesus! Please accept my profound sympathy.

The Hendersons

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

Those we love can never be more than a thought away; for as long as there’s a memory, they live on in our hearts.Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. Take your place of Honor Mr. Nettingham. Thank you for your service.

Posted by Dana - Friend   September 16, 2020

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

Our family offers our deepest sympathy to the family of Malcolm Nettingham, a member of Our Greatest Generation. We thank him for his service to our country and hold hope that he always remains a role model for the younger generation. May he rest in peace.

Posted by - Boston, MA   September 16, 2020

One of t the Best man I know Godly my mentor my Friend l thank God for your wisdom missing you already my he rest in peace love you

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

I may not have ever met you but I just wanted to say thank you for your service to our country and making history for what you did by being a member of the Famous Tuskegee Airmen. My condolences to your family.

Posted by Richard Gottlieb    September 16, 2020

May your soul be a peace Airmen, thanks for your service.
Extended prayers and condolence to all.

Posted by Artis .AC .Hudson Sr.    September 16, 2020

God bless you and thank you for your service, and courage. My sympathy to your family.

Posted by Colleen Coyle - Scotch Plains, NJ   September 16, 2020

I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Malcolm Nettingham. What a beautiful legacy he has left not only for his family but also for the Black community. May your fond memories and the comfort from God help you cope during this difficult time. Philippians 4:7

Posted by Chris - Charlotte, NC   September 16, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

Another Hero of the greatest generation is gone to patrol the
sky's of Heaven...May God Bless your Family and Fellow Pilots!

Posted by Chuck Pensyl - Shamokin, PA   September 16, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of a true historic person. At this difficult time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you and may your memories of Malcolm stay close to your heart.

Posted by Mary Smith - Neighbor   September 16, 2020

A monumental man with a down-to-earth demeanor. RIP and thanks for helping to change the world!

Posted by Horace Baldwin - Plainfield, NJ - acquaintance   September 16, 2020

With Sympathy. May the God of tender mercies comfort the Nettingham family with his loving ‘arm’ at this time of grief and sorrow.

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

Thank you for your service Mr. Nettingham. You are a USA hero!

Posted by Cheryl L. Ramsey    September 16, 2020

God Bless you Malcom for serving our country well, you are now amongst the stars in Heaven

Posted by Chuck G    September 16, 2020

cry for those left behind, for the lonely ones with hollows in their hearts. I ask You to comfort them, give peace, restore hope, and lavish them with love, family, and belonging. In the depths of loss, Father meet them with Yourself.

I cry for the legacy this loved one leaves, for the ways the world has been made different by their presence, for the memories that become both more beautiful and more painful on this side of death. And Father I pray that the work You have accomplished in this remarkable life will grow deeper, wider, and stronger in the days to come, uninhibited by a weak opponent like death. In Jesus precious and Holy name, Amen

Posted by Marshall Evans - Friend   September 16, 2020

Malcolm, weren't we lucky to have you and your comrades in arms during WWII ... YOU were the greatest generation.

Posted by Elle Chris - East Dundee, IL - student   September 16, 2020

Thank you Malcolm for your service to our country.

Posted by Connie Colvin    September 16, 2020

We thank Mr Nottingham for his service, and we lift up the family to God during this time of grief

Posted by Danny Musick    September 16, 2020

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May your soul have crossed over in peace and your beautiful bride waiting at the pearly gates to welcome you. Your life touched others. Take your knee and a huge Thank you for your Service.

Posted by Christine Walsh - Rochester, NY - family   September 16, 2020

Thanks for the millions you opened the door for thank god for you

Charles miller USN ret

Posted by Charles miller Jr. - Coworker   September 16, 2020

For your service sir a grateful nation thanks you. For the hardships you occurred with dignity we thank you even more.

Posted by Janis purvis    September 16, 2020

Nottingham Family
Please accept our sincere prayers on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by TD    September 16, 2020

Thank you Sir for all you did for your Country. You had to overcome so much to reach your goals. I'm sure your accomplishments inspired others to reach their potential. RIP

Posted by Bill Gardner    September 16, 2020

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To the Coles family in Mechanicsville, VA, we share in your sadness during this time of bereavement.
He was a great man with The Tuskegee Airmen, and we are grateful for his service to the U.S.
The Heiskill Family in Mechanicsville, VA

Posted by Heiskill - Mechanicsville, VA   September 16, 2020

Thank you,sir, for your dedicated service to our country. You followed your dream and showed that actions do, indeed, speak louder than words.
May your wings be strong....

Posted by Donna Stec    September 16, 2020

We salute you Mr. Nottingham, for you dedication and heroic service for our country. We didnt know you but we are truly proud of you. God bless your family and God bless soldiers like you. God has blessed America.
Rev. and Mrs. George E. Barnes, Sr.

Posted by George & Ernestine Barnes - Reed, AR - Friend   September 16, 2020

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I am glad that I met Mr. Malcolm (Val) and his wife about 40 years ago at his nephew's house in VA. His nephew is my brother-in-law (whom he visited annually) therefore I claim him as uncle Malcolm also. He was a wonderful person.

I am thankful for him being a hero for the U.S. Army. Our Family is proud of uncle Malcolm's service to our country. We will miss him very much.

Hattie T. Heiskill
Mechanicsville, VA

Posted by Hattie Heiskill - Henrico, VA   September 16, 2020

My sincere thoughts & prayers for his family & friends . My Dad also served in WWII Army Air Corps . May there be a huge reunion for these brave warriors among those golden streets. Our loved ones legacy is that they are the greatest generation ever . Our today’s Freedom was won by their courage & love of country . God bless them forever.

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2020

To the family my deepest condolences for your loss. A life well lived indeed, and a testament to others. May the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace.

Posted by RH - MS   September 15, 2020

God bless you.Never forgotten

Posted by Tina - Acquaintance   September 15, 2020

God bless you

Posted by Tina    September 15, 2020

God speed, Mr. Nettingham. A true American hero. Thank you for your Service.

Posted by Kevwill    September 15, 2020

I don't know you personally but I want to thank you for your service and for being a GREAT help in defeating Hitler!!

Posted by james lewis - TROY, OH   September 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your service to our country! May you fly high in heaven!

Posted by Mark Mills - Middletown, OH   September 15, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by karen e smith - Friend   September 15, 2020

RIP SIR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR STORY.

Posted by Cynthia Herd    September 15, 2020

To the family: I am so sorry for your loss. My grandfather was a black flight instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen. He was very proud of the work that the Tuskegee Airmen accomplished. I miss him dearly. May the God of all comfort give you the same comfort and strength that he gave me. May he be with you now and for the days to come.

Posted by LC - NC   September 15, 2020

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Rest Malcolm, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army Air Force, WWII.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   September 15, 2020

Part of Black History of this country may his life live on in the history book of Life
May God comfort you in your time of sorrow

Posted by Clarence Scutter - Port Gibson, MS   September 15, 2020

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One of the sweetest gentlest souls I have known. Heaven just got another angel

Posted by Liz Mangan - SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ   September 15, 2020

My condolences will go to his friends and family he has served our country with honor and represented his people he was a great man may he rest in peace mayfly in heaven give birth to a star

Posted by David P Call - Coworker   September 15, 2020

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Great men made this a great county. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Marc Konys - Cleveland, OH   September 15, 2020


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Malcolm Nettingham