99th Pursuit Squadron Davis family photo

99th Pursuit Squadron

Taken at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois USA on .

Photo of the ground crew for the 99th Pursuit Squad during training at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois. No names listed for men in photo. In June, 1942, the 99th joined 2 other squads to form the al ... show more

Photo of the ground crew for the 99th Pursuit Squad during training at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois.
No names listed for men in photo.
In June, 1942, the 99th joined 2 other squads to form the all black 332nd Fighter Group. West Point Graduate, Capt. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. (later General) was the commanding officer for the 99th Fighter Squadron and later the 332nd Fighter Group.
They were later called the "Tuskegee Airmen". The 332nd later painted the tails of their P-47's red so were nicknamed the "Red Tails".

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