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1LT Lee A. "Buddy" Archer (right)
Fighter Pilot
332nd Fighter Group - 302nd Fighter Squadron
P-51C-10-NT "Ina The Macon Belle" #72

With 4 confirmed victories Archer was the 332nd FG's top scorer. He like was actually an ace as he had several other victories unconfirmed by officialdom.



  • 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.


  • Lee Archer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Flight leader 302nd FS 332nd FG 15th AF ...



Date Contributor Update
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Date Contributor Update
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