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Q: What were some of the medals and honors given to the 332nd Fighter Group?
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How many enemy aircraft did the 332nd Fighter Group destroy?

109-112, depending on sources

What was the nickname for the all-black 332nd fighter group of the US Army Corps?

The Tuskegee Airmen. The nickname was not exclusive to their fighter group - the 477th Bombardment Group shared the nickname, as well.

Who were the Tuskegee Airmen and what was their claim to fame?

They are a group of African American pilots that flew during WW2. They were part of the 332nd fighter group with the air corps. The Tuskegee Airmen, the popular name of a group of black pilots who flew with distinction during World War II as the 332nd Fighter Group of the US Army Air Corps

What was the name of the African American air group that flew numerous missions duing World War 2?

The Tuskegee Airmen, officially USAAF 332nd Fighter Group.

What was the 332nd fighter corp of the US Army Air Corp better know as?

The Tuskegee AirmenExcept they were not the "332nd Fighter Corps" but the "332nd Fighter Group".They were also known very often as "The red tailed Angels." Because the Mustangs they flew when they acted as fighter escorts had red tails.Throughout their careers as Fighter escorts the 332nd never lost a single bomber, and their first fighter escort mission was over Berlin.

What was the name of the group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II?

They were known as "the Tuskeegee Airmen" or - alternatively "Red Tails." Officially, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. All black military pilots who trained in the United States trained at Moton Field, the Tuskegee Army Air Field, and were educated at Tuskegee University, located near Tuskegee, Alabama. When the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group painted the tails of their P-47s and later, P-51s, red, the nickname "Red Tails" was coined.Of the 179 bomber escort missions the 332nd Fighter Group flew for the Fifteenth Air Force, the group encountered enemy aircraft on 35 of those missions and lost bombers to enemy aircraft on only seven, and the total number of bombers lost was 27. By comparison, the average number of bombers lost by the other P-51 fighter groups of the Fifteenth Air Force during the same period was 46.

Who commanded the famous all black fighter squadron?

There were actually 4 all black fighter Squadrons, 99th, 100th, 301st and 302 nd. Together they made up the 332nd Fighter Group, Fifteenth US Army Air Force. The first commander of the 99th, (the first Tuskegee Squadron) was Lt. Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. He eventually became Group Commander. His father, Benjamin O.Davis Sr was one of the US Army's first black Generals in WW2.

Where the Tuskegee Airmen a part of world war 2?

Yes. They were the first combat pilots to shoot down the German jet fighter that was being introduced towards the end of the war. They also had the distinction of never loosing a bomber while escorting them to their targets. They were concidered the best at bomber escort duties. The German pilots gained a lot of respect for them from frequent airial combat.ARE YOU THAT STUPID?

The first African American fighter pilots were known as?

The first African-American fighter pilots for the United States were the 332nd Fighter Group and the 447th Bombardment Group in the USAAF in WWII. The 332nd was an amalgamation of the 99th, 100th, 301st, and 302nd Pursuit Squadrons. They were active between 1940 and 1946. Nicknames included Red Tails, Red-Tail Angels, and Tuskegee Airmen. The name "Red Tails" comes from their signature of painting the tails of their fighters red. They began with Curtis P-40 Warhawks, then temporarily switched to Bell P-39 Airacobras in March 1944. From June to July of 1944, they flew Republic P-47 Thunderbolts, and afterward transitioned to North American P-51 Mustangs, for which they are most famous.

Where did the buffalo soldier serve in the US military?

a buffalo soldier was an African-American calvary soldier. My husband is in the Army and we are stationed at Fort Huachuca Arizona, which is famous for the the buffalo soldiers.

When did Tuskegee Airmen fly in World War 2?

This is an excerpt from the official site of the Tuskegee Airman Inc. They served in the European Theater of the war and did an exceptionally good job. They did not lose any planes. They won more medals than any other fighter squadron. Please see their site on the related link below. It is fabulous. And if you get the chance watch the movie about them too.From Tuskegee Airman, Inc."Four hundred and fifty of the pilots who were trained at TAAF served overseas in either the 99th Pursuit Squadron (later the 99th Fighter Squadron) or the 332nd Fighter Group. The 99th Fighter Squadron trained in and flew P-40 Warhawk aircraft in combat in North Africa, Sicily and Italy from April 1943 until July 1944 when they were transferred to the 332nd Fighter Group in the 15th Air Force."

Who was the most famous Tuskegee airman?

The highest ranking Tuskegee Airman was Benjamin Oliver Davis ll, who transferred from the infantry to the Air Service as a captain in July 1941. He became Commandant of Cadets at Tuskegee, then later a pilot of the 99th Fighter Sqn. Later in 1943 he became the Squadron Commander. He left the squadron in September 1943 to become Commander of the first all black Fighter Group, the 332nd.