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Braincase
01-28-2004, 09:04 AM
The crew of #17 Deep Red respectfully request that our fighter escort be comprised of the fine men of Tuskegee...

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morphius
01-28-2004, 09:16 AM
I'm good with that. Of course anythings got to be better then what we got last mission.

Iowanian
01-28-2004, 10:01 AM
WHOA!

Hold the boat.

Iowanian dib'd that particular fighter escourt a couple of weeks ago.

ChiefJustice
01-28-2004, 10:26 AM
Four hundred and fifty of the pilots who were trained at TAAF served overseas in either the 99th Pursuit Squadron (later the 99th Fighter Squadron) or the 332nd Fighter Group. The 99th Fighter Squadron trained in and flew P-40 Warhawk aircraft in combat in North Africa, Sicily and Italy from April 1943 until July 1944 when they were transferred to the 332nd Fighter Group in the 15th Air Force.

The 332nd Fighter Group consisted originally of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 301st Fighter Squadron and 302nd Fighter Squadron. They prepared for combat at Selfridge Air Base, Michigan from March 1943 until December 1943. Training was conducted in the P-40 Warhawk and P-39 Airacobra aircraft. The Group began overseas combat operations near Naples, Italy in February 1944 with the 12th Air Force, flying air patrols over Naples Harbor and the Mediterranean Sea.



Unless Rain Man is kind to us and moves up the war and bases us in Italy...i don't see much help coming from Tuskegee.

Rain Man
01-28-2004, 12:56 PM
Iowanian didn't ask for the Tuskegee Airmen. He asked for the Trucksqueegee Airman if I remember right. I assumed that his windshield was just dirty.

JOhn
01-28-2004, 01:46 PM
Unless Rain Man is kind to us and moves up the war and bases us in Italy...i don't see much help coming from Tuskegee.
That and at this point there still in training. :shake:

I doubt we will live to see the arrival of them, given normal combat losses. :shake:

Ultra Peanut
01-29-2004, 02:12 AM
Guess not. :shake: