In the 1940s and 1950s he played center for the NFL teams Cleveland Browns (1946-56) and Detroit Lions (1957).He completed 67 combat missions and destroyed four Japanese aircraft before his plane was shot down by ground fire in May 1945.He was captured and remained a Japanese prisoner of war until the end of hostilities.In 1865 Fairmont Normal (Teacher's Training) now known as Fairmont State University began in the basement of the Methodist Protest Church in Fairmont.
This Church was also known as the "Pierpont Church" as Francis 'father donated the land for the building on Quincy Street in 1833.
Following a rest leave, General Everest was assigned in February 1946 to the Flight Test Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a test pilot. In 1941 he entered military service as first Negro Aviation Cadet, and graduated in first in his class of five Cadets on March 7, 1942. "Spanky" Roberts was among the first African-Americans selected for pilot training at the famed Tuskegee Army Airfield .
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