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    Portrait of Tuskegee airman, Edward M. Thomas, by photographer, Toni Frissell, March 1945

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    • Selena Mosley

      The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American pilots in United States military history; they flew with distinction during World War II. Portrait of Tuskegee airman Edward M. Thomas by photographer Toni Frissell, March 1945.

    • Linda W.

      The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black pilots in the United States military history; they flew with distinction during World War II. Portrait of Tuskegee airman Edward M. Thomas.

    • Cyle Ferguson

      Portrait of Tuskegee airman Edward M. Thomas of Chicago, IL, Class 43-J. Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945 (photographer: Toni Frissell)

    • Barbara Lowe

      Tuskegee Airman Edward M. Thomas, 1945. Toni Frissell the story of the Tuskegee Airman has been made into a film of the same name, don't bother with the latest one Red Tails it's awful but the first one is wonderful

    • Curtis Towers

      Pilot Edward Thomas (from Chicago, IL) of the 33nd Fighter Squadron at Ramitelli airfield, March 1945

    • Sigmar Reynisson

      Portrait of Tuskegee airman Edward M. Thomas. Photograph by Toni Frissell, March 1945. Source: Library of Congress

    • Laura Young

      Tuskegee Airman, Pilot Edward Thomas, of the 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli Airfield, March 1945.

    • Vanessa

      Tuskegee Airman Edward Thomas, at Ramitelli Airfield in Italy. Photo by Toni Frissell, March 1945.

    • Mary Frances Rogers

      Edward M. Thomas, a Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American pilots in United States military history. During WW II, the US military was still racially segregated. In 1941, the Army Air Corps formed the 99th Pursuit Squadron. Their first combat assignment was to attack the island of Pantelleria to prepare for the Allied invasion of Sicily. On June 11, 1943, the island surrendered - the first time in history an enemy's military resistance had been overcome solely by air power.

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