Ralph Orduna Given His Wings

Title

Ralph Orduna Given His Wings

Subject

World War II

Description

This photo shows Ralph Orduna receiving his wings, signifying his completion of flight school. He is pictured here with his sister, Maria, who is pinning his wings, and his father, Enrique. Orduna 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.

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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

Files

nom_orduna_ralph_0003.jpg

Citation

“Ralph Orduna Given His Wings,” History Harvest, accessed July 18, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/91.

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