The 99th Pursuit Squadron of the Tuskegee Airmen

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On June 2, 1943, the 99th Pursuit Squadron of the Tuskegee Airmen, flew its first combat mission during World War II, when it strafed the island of Pantelleria off the coast of Italy.  By the war’s end, the 99th, which became known as the “Red Tails” by the distinctive tail markings on its planes, had […]

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