Extra Table has recently had the pleasure of encountering a local artist, Mr. Clint Martin. Mr. Martin designed a Mississippi car tag for the Red Tail Fighter Pilots of WWII, and has chosen Extra Table to receive the proceeds from the sales of each car tag. Below is information provided by Mr. Martin on both the license plate and Mr. Martin himself:
“Clint Martin was born 1939 in McComb, Mississippi. His association with The Tuskegee Airmen began as a kid in his hometown. Clint was Historian/Consultant for HBO’S movie “Tuskegee Airmen,” and has permanent displays nationwide of model aircrafts flown by the airmen. His art is located at the following locations: Smithsonian, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., National Museum U.S.A.F., Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, Mississippi Museum of Fine Arts, Jackson, Mississippi, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Hattiesburg/Laurel Regional Airport, Jackson/ Evers Airport, Jackson, Mississippi, “D” Day Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, McComb Library, McComb, Mississippi, University of California, Riverside, California, public schools throughout Mississippi, United States Air Force Academy, Biloxi/Gulfport Airport, Oak Grove Library, Moten Air Field, Tuskegee, Alabama, State of Mississippi War Memorial Bldg., Jackson, Mississippi, and the state Capital of Mississippi. Martin has received Proclamation from state of Mississippi January 31, 2012 and Proclamation from Lamar County, Mississippi November 19,2012. Martin retired from Dentistry 2001, and relocated to Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 2004 with Madeline, his wife of 34 years.
The purpose of the automobile license plate is to recognize the contributions the airmen made to the country during WW11. The term “Red Tail” became the color of the aircraft they flew; nose and tail were painted solid red for identification of the 332nd Fighter Group.
Anyone residing in the State of Mississippi can purchase this plate; however, 300 have to be presold at $31.00 before they can be issued. An application can be obtained from the State Tax Commissioner’s office, and a check or money order should be made for $31.00. Your application and check should be made out to Extra Table Trail of Honor and mailed to:
P.O. Box 17318
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
When 300 plates are pre-sold you will be notified by the State Tax Commissioner’s office of your county. Proceeds ($26.00) will be given to Extra Table, a non-profit organization to feed the hungry.”
Feel free to contact Extra Table if you have questions or want to purchase a Red Tails license plate.