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Monday, September 27, 2010

Tuskegee







Here are some images of Monogram/ProModeler 1/48 scale North American P 51-B Mustang. This is Topper III, flown by Captain Edward L. Toppins of the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen), based in the Mediterranean and Southern European Theatres with the 15th Air Force. From Wikipedia "

The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II. Formally, they were the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states still were subject to Jim Crow laws. The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subject to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Despite these adversities, they flew with distinction. They were particularly successful in their missions as bomber escorts in Europe.



2 comments:

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

I know the history, and the plane is great. I am looking for the "Bald Eagle" decals for the same plane. I have a P-51D with the colours of the planes of the film about them.

Warren Zoell said...

The Tuskegee airmen are a popular subject. The only decals I can find on this subject is here. http://flightdecs.ca/A_AeroMaster%2072%20Aircraft%20Decals.htm