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 photograph features a man shooting water up into a tree with a hose. Members of the Triple Nickle can be seen in the foreground. 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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