Triple Nickles Photographs from the National Archives
 

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Source

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

Document Type

Image

Date Information

circa 1945

Description

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 at the National Archives reading room in College Park, Maryland. It is an external photograph of a C-47 airplane with logos printed on the side including an image of a fire fly, the words "Fire Fly," and the logo for the Army Air Force Troop Carrier Command. The photograph was likely taken at Pendleton, Oregon.

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No known restrictions on image.

Keywords

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

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