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 at College Park, Maryland. Their description reads: "'Operation Fire Fly'. Once on the ground Negro parachute fire fighters of the 555th Parachute Infantry wield shovels and other standard equipment in stamping out a forest fire in the Umatilla National Forest near Pendleton, Oregon."

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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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