Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Bomber Escort

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“[Capt. Andrew D. Turner], who in a few minutes will be escorting heavy bombers en route to enemy targets, signals to the chief of his ground crew before taking off from a base in Italy. He is a member of the 15th U.S. Army Air Force, which has been smashing enemy objectives in Germany and the Balkans with both fighter and bomber craft. The pilot’s plane, a Mustang, is named for a type of wild horse that once roamed in America.” ca. September 1944. 208-MO-18K-32981. (african_americans_wwii_050.jpg)

Taken from: Archives.gov

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