Signed by Charles McGee
The Tuskegee Airmen were black servicemen trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama during WWII. They became the first African American flying unit in the U.S. military. The first of them trained at Tuskegee in 1941 and flew their first mission in the Mediterranean in 1943. Three more squadrons were activated including the 332nd Fighter Group. In all, the Tuskegee Airmen flew 1,578 missions and 15,533 sorties, destroyed 261 enemy aircraft, and won over 850 medals. This 9.5”x 5” photograph shows Captain Charles McGee standing next to his P-51 Mustang named Kitten. McGee was a career officer in the United States Air Force for 30 years, he holds an Air Force record of 409 fighter combat missions flown in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Limited edition print is handsomely matted in a quality wooden frame accompanied by an actual piece of P-51 Mustang metal. Certificate of Authenticity included. With framing, print measures 16” x 13”.