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Captain Louis Rayfield Purnell
332nd Fighter Group - 99th Fighter Squadron - 15th AF

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  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    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. ...

  • 99th Fighter Squadron

    99th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 99th was originally formed as the Army Air Force's first African American fighter squadron, then known the 99th Pursuit Squadron. The personnel received their initial flight training at Tuskegee, Alabama earning them the nickname Tuskegee Airmen....

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Date Contributor Update
04 December 2016 02:22:00 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
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Date Contributor Update
04 December 2016 02:21:59 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60747307

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