A P-51 Mustang (10) of the 332nd Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Genuine WWII colour photo, Mustang Fossia (sp. Foggia) Italy.' Printed caption with image: 'A/C of negro 33nd (332nd) FG.'
P-51D-15-NA #44-15648 "Lollipoop II" Code: #10
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A P-51 Mustang (10) of the 332nd Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Genuine WWII colour photo, Mustang Fossia Italy.' Printed caption with image: 'A/C of negro 33nd FG.'
The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II.
Established in February 1942 at Tuskegee Army Airfield, Alabama to train African-American flight cadets graduated from the Tuskegee Institute Army contract flying school. At Tuskegee, the squadron performed advanced combat flying training. As the...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
In his book, The Tuskegee Airmen: The Men Who Changed A Nation, Charles E. Francis wrote: