Activities of U.S. 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen) in Italy during World War 2. Airplanes parked at Ramitelli Airfield, Termoli, Italy. An airplane taxis on the airfield. Men watch the airplane.
The 332nd Fighter Group is awarded at Ramitelli Airfield in Italy during World War II. Airplanes parked on the field. U.S. Army General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. in Washington DC along with other officials arrives on the field. He bestows the Distinguished Flying Cross on his son Colonel Benjamin O Davis Jr. and three other pilots. Other dignitaries include Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces Lieutenant General Ira C Eaker, Commander of the 15th Air Force Major General Nathan F Twining and Commander of the 306th Fighter Wing Brigadier General Dean C Strother. Tents in the background. A band playing in the background.
The 332nd Fighter Group is awarded at Ramitelli Airfield in Italy during World War II. Officers review troops. A band and the troops march in formation. The officers salute the troops. U.S. Army General Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. and his son talk informally after the parade. An adjutant reads a citation.
P-51s of U.S. Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen) fly in various formations at Ramitelli Airfield, Termoli, Italy, during World War 2. A squadron of 332nd P51s flies low over the field in flights of four aircraft. They fly in various formations at various altitudes. Returning to land, each flight comes over the runway in formation, at very low altitude, and then each P-51 peels off in a climbing 360 overhead pattern to land on the runway.
Activities of negro pilots of the U.S. 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli Airfield, Termoli, Italy during World War 2. Pilots leaving building after mission briefing. (Sign outside the building reads: 'Briefing Room'.) They climb into jeeps, go to get their flying gear and parachutes, and proceed to their P-51 aircraft. Squadron of P-51 on the ramp with engines running. The P-51s take off in quick succession.
P-51s of the U.S. Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen) parked on the ramp at Ramitelli Airfield, Termoli, Italy, in World War 2. Pilots of the 100th Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, are seen recapping their completed mission. They are crouched on the Marsden matting (pierced steel planking) of the ramp in front of their Commanding Officer's P-51, named: "Skipper's Darlin." Pilots seen are: (L-R) Dempsey W. Morgan Jr.; Carrol S. Wood; Robert H. Nelson Jr.; Andrew D. Turner (Commanding Officer); and Clarence D. Lester. Separate sequence shows Captain Turner taxiing his P-51as his crew chief sits on the left wing, with feet dangling over its leading edge. Another P-51 completing a landing roll on the runway.