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.
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.
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.
Ground crewmen servicing P-51s of the U.S. Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen) at Ramitelli Airbase, Termoli, Italy, during World War 2. Two ground crewmen remove cover and check accessory section of engine on P-51 named "Little Deanna." They look in cockpit and discuss sonething. Armorer loads belts of 50 cal. ammunition in wings of a P-51. Adjacent airplane is named "Stinky." Ground crewmen bring a drop fuel tank and install it under wing of a P-51. A P-51 taxiing with a crew chief sitting on the wing, guiding the pilot.
Activities of U.S. Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group, comprised of negro pilots, at Ramitelli Airfield, Termoli, Italy during World War 2. Pilots being briefed before a mission. Briefing officer refers to a large wall map. He points to areas on the map. A sign board reads: 'Target for Today'.
Activities of the negro pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group. Pilots enter a briefing room and sit on stools, to be briefed before a mission, at Ramitelli Airfield, Termoli, Italy during World War 2. The briefing officer, a Captain, points to areas along the Italian-Austrian border, as he speaks. Sign on podium reads: 'Target for Today.'