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Ralph Orduna in Training Plane with Colleagues

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Title

Ralph Orduna in Training Plane with Colleagues

Subject

World War II

Description

This photo shows fighter pilot Ralph Orduna in the cockpit of a training aircraft surrounded by other members of the 332 Fighter Group. Mr. Orduna’s son Philip informs us that he trained other pilots after earning his wings. 

Orduna was a 2nd Lieutenant pilot during World War 2 as one of the "Tuskeegee Airmen". He was part of the 301 Fighter Squadron of the 15th Air Force's 332 Fighter Group which was the first all-black combat fighter group.

For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.

Source

Ralph Orduna of the Tuskeegee Airmen, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011

Date

1940 circa

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

person

Type

image