Ralph Orduna in Training Plane with Colleagues
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.