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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Mustangs: 1945

Mustangs: 1945

P-51 Mustangs of the 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee Airmen). Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945. View full size. Photograph by Toni Frissell.

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Their first battle

was against bigotry in their own country. They had to fight for the right to fight for their country, just as had been done during WWI. Black WWI vets came home to a country that treated them as badly as ever. Fortunately, after WWII, they were finally given the same rights to fight as anyone else. I was born a bit less than a decade after WWII ended, but I can barely imagine a segregated military. The efforts of the Tuskegee Airmen helped bring that about.

P-51 Mustangs

Fantastic picture. Will confuse people who expect to see the Mustang car, but well worth looking at.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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