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 troop carrier used by Triple Nickle based in Pendleton, Oregon to fight fires during World War II. The photograph is taken from the window of another Triple Nickle troop carrier.

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United States. Army Air Forces, United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Battalion 555th -- Photographs, Wildfire fighters, Smokejumpers -- United States, Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane)

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