'Drop Tanks, Follow Me' illustration   Save
Bernard S. Proctor Collection
Description: Illustration of the 100th squadron of the Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group, Spit Fire, by A. Ric Druet. This print is autographed by A. Ric Druet and several Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American pilots in the armed forces of the United States. The squadron was formed in 1941 and based in Tuskegee, Alabama. ALTERNATE TEXT: Various styles of planes fly through the sky from the left side of the colorful scene. Each plane has a trail of white smoke behind it. One German plane, number 8, towards the middle right of the scene appears to have been shot and is falling out of the sky, with black smoke coming out of the right engine. The closest plane reads 569 with a number 7 on the right flank. Under the title and artist, there is a logo with a large brown cougar-like cat, with wings. The cat has its front paws on a globe showing North America. The cat is in a round yellow sunburst, inside of a blue ring, white ring, and lastly a red ring. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: NAM_MSS_6_B11F5_01
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American Ohioans; Air pilots; Airplanes; Tuskegee Airmen; United States. Air Force.; World War II
Places: Bernard S. Proctor Collection