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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.'

P-51D-15-NA #44-15648 "Lollipoop II" Code: #10

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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

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.'

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Units

  • 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. ...

  • 100th Fighter Squadron

    100th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    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...

People

  • Spurgeon Ellington

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    In his book, The Tuskegee Airmen: The Men Who Changed A Nation, Charles E. Francis wrote: ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2016 17:14:44 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Air Stories of the 12th & 15th Air Forces" - Gerard Paloque
page 143

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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