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Overall size: 18 1/4" x 12 1/4”
Red tailed P-51 Mustangs of the 336th Fighter Group – the Tuskegee Airmen – patrol high over enemy territory after yet another successful bomber escort mission.
Limited Edition (Prints #1-200)
Second Lieutenant LOWELL STEWARD – entering the Tuskegee flight school in July 1942, he was posted to Europe to join the 100th FS, 332nd FG flying P-51s. During his service Lowell flew 143 combat missions with the 100th Fighter Squadron on Bomber Escort and low level strafing missions remaining in the service until July 1946.
Red Tail Edition (Prints 201-300 and APs):
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM WHEELER – volunteering for the Army Air Corps he qualified from Tuskegee Air Field in 1943 and joined the the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 332nd FG in Italy. Flying numerous Bomber Escort and low level strafing missions, he is credited with destroying three enemy bombers on the ground.
Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES LANE – joining the Cadet Corps at Tuskegee in 1943 he joined the 99th Fighter Squadron in Italy in 1944 after qualiying. Flying P-47s and then P51-s he completed 26 combat missions in WWII and went on the serve a total of 27 years in the US Air Force flying fighters and B-52 Bombers.
Staff Sergeant JAMES SHEPPARD – enlisting in theAir Forcein October 1942 he was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group as an Aviation Maintenance Technician moving with the unit to Italy in 1943. He serving with the 100th FS and later with the 301st FS in Europe as a mechanic and as a highly respected Crew Chief.
Lieutenant Colonel HOWARD BAUGH – joining the 99th Fighter Squadron in Sicily in 1943 and flew P-40s and P-51s escorting B-17 and B-24 formations and low level strafing attacks on artillery batteries, truck convoys and radar installations. Flying a total of 135 operational sorties he shared in the destruction of an Fw190.