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302nd Fighter Squadron

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.

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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. ...

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People

  • Lee Archer

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

  • Wendell Pruitt

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 332nd Fighter Group
    Credited with downing three Bf-109's Awarded a DFC for his attack of a German Navy vessel in the harbor of Trieste, Italy

  • James Walker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 332nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 302FS, 332FG, 15AF USAAF. Shot down, EVD. ...

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Date Contributor Update
01 December 2016 02:52:18 466thHistorian Created entry with type, category, name, description, air forces, aircraft types and unit encompassing associations
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/302d_Fighter_Squadron

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