100th Fighter Squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen) during World War II, in Italy
Termoli Italy Date:1944, September Duration:3 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
100th Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces 322nd Fighter Group, made up of negro pilots, ,takes off from Ramitelli Airfield, Termoli, Italy, on a mission during World War 2. A pilot climbs aboard his P-51 fighter plane. Crew chief helps him into cockpit. "Rattle Snake" (Rattlesnake)is painted on the nose of the airplane. Painted below the cockpit are names of pilot: Captain A. Turner, and crew chief: Staff Sergeant Cochran. Captain Turner signals and starts his engine, while Sergeant Cochran sits on the airplane's left wing. Turner closes his cockpit. View of the Squadron of P-51s with engines running. The leading airplane in the squadron is named: "Skipper's Darlin." They taxi out and take off. The airfield is covered with pierced steel planking (Marsden Matting). As the P-51s take off, their distinctive, completely painted tails, are visible (red tails).
This historic stock footage available in HD and SD video. View pricing below video player.
Have a correction or more info about this clip? Edit Now
Be the first to correct or edit this clip's info! Edit Now