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Captain Wendell O. Pruitt (Left) with a member of his ground crew
P-51C "Alice-Jo"
332nd FG - 302nd FS - 15th AF



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    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. ...

  • 302nd Fighter Squadron

    302nd Fighter Squadron

    The 302d was one of four African-American fighter squadrons to enter combat during World War II. It saw combat in the European Theater of Operations and Mediterranean Theater of Operations from 17 February 1944 – 20 February 1945.


  • Wendell Pruitt

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Credited with downing three Bf-109's Awarded a DFC for his attack of a German Navy vessel in the harbor of Trieste, Italy



Date Contributor Update
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Date Contributor Update
02 December 2016 02:47:57 466thHistorian Changes to place associations