William R. Thompson's Digital Collection 99th Pursuit Squadron - Tuskegee Airmen

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William R. Thompson's Digital Collection 99th Pursuit Squadron - Tuskegee Airmen

Subject

World War II, Chanute, Tuskegee

Description

In 1941, the 99th Pursuit Squadron was activated at Chanute Field in Rantoul, Illinois, becoming the first all-black fighter squadron in the United States Army Air Corps. William R. Thompson, trained at Chanute Field as an armaments officer, and then became one of the squadron’s first black officers. Thompson and the 99th Pursuit Squadron moved to Tuskegee, Alabama, and then North Africa.

The 99th Pursuit Sqaudron was the first of four squadrons to see combat in World War II as the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Thompson was an avid photographer while overseas. These photographs, many taken by Thompson himself, represent the accomplishments and everyday life of the Tuskegee Airmen during the War.

Creator

William Thompson

Publisher

Lincoln Trails Library System

Date

2008

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Online Submission

No

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Citation

William Thompson, “William R. Thompson's Digital Collection 99th Pursuit Squadron - Tuskegee Airmen,” eBlack Champaign-Urbana, accessed August 24, 2019, http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/show/320.

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