Triple Nickles Photographs from the National Archives
 

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National Archives and Records Administration (RG 342-C, Records of U.S. Army Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations)

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Photograph from a series held by the National Archives on the first African American Airborne unit, the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, also known as the Triple Nickle. This image was scanned by the National Archives reading room at College Park, Maryland. Their description reads: "'Operation Fire Fly'. Negro Paratroopers of the 555th Paratrooper Infantry prepare a clearing to keep forest fire from spreading. Umatilla National Forest, Oregon" This is likely part of a training jump in the Umatilla National Forest.

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United States. Army Air Forces, United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Battalion 555th -- Photographs, Wildfire fighters, Smokejumpers -- United States

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