Armorers load .50 caliber ammunition into the four Browning M2 machine guns of a P-38 Lightning fighter with the USAAF 1st Fighter Group. 1944 photo probably taken at Salsola Airfield, part of the Foggia group, Italy.Capt Andrew D Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron CO, and Lt. Clarence P. (Lucky) Lester on the Marsden Matting of Ramitelli Airstrip, Italy. Behind them is Maj Turner’s P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III.” 1 Aug 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Pilots of the “Tuskegee Airmen,” 332nd Fighter Group in front of P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III” flown by Capt Andrew Turner (2nd from right), at Ramitelli, Italy, 1 Aug 1944. Photo 1 of 2.B-24H Liberator “Big Dog’s?” of the 739th Bomb Squadron crash landed while returning from practice mission, Bari Airfield, Italy, Aug 4 1944.
Armorers load .50 caliber ammunition into the four Browning M2 machine guns of a P-38 Lightning fighter with the USAAF 1st Fighter Group. 1944 photo probably taken at Salsola Airfield, part of the Foggia group, Italy.Capt Andrew D Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron CO, and Lt. Clarence P. (Lucky) Lester on the Marsden Matting of Ramitelli Airstrip, Italy. Behind them is Maj Turner’s P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III.” 1 Aug 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Pilots of the “Tuskegee Airmen,” 332nd Fighter Group in front of P-51C “Skipper’s Darlin’ III” flown by Capt Andrew Turner (2nd from right), at Ramitelli, Italy, 1 Aug 1944. Photo 1 of 2.B-24H Liberator “Big Dog’s?” of the 739th Bomb Squadron crash landed while returning from practice mission, Bari Airfield, Italy, Aug 4 1944.
Spare and surplus USAAF aircraft at Bari Airfield, Italy, Oct 1944.Major David G. Bellemere with the 455th Bomb Group standing in front of B-24H Liberator P-38L Lightning aircraft of the 27th FS, US 1st FG landing at Foggia, Italy, 1945P-51D of the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group shows off it distinctive red tail, probably at Ramitelli Airfield, Italy, 1944-45.
Spare and surplus USAAF aircraft at Bari Airfield, Italy, Oct 1944.Major David G. Bellemere with the 455th Bomb Group standing in front of B-24H Liberator 'TePee Time Gal' wearing typical protective clothing, San Giovanni Airfield, Foggia, Italy, 1944-45P-38L Lightning aircraft of the 27th FS, US 1st FG landing at Foggia, Italy, 1945P-51D of the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group shows off it distinctive red tail, probably at Ramitelli Airfield, Italy, 1944-45.
African-American airmen of the US 332nd Fighter Group at a briefing, Ramitelli, Italy, Mar 1945
African-American airmen of the US 332nd Fighter Group at a briefing, Ramitelli, Italy, Mar 1945


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