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)

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. The description on the sleeve reads: "'Operation Fire Fly'. Lt. Clifford Allen of Chicago, Infantry Battalion. He wears his complete outfit just descending from tall trees; the plastic helmet and catcher's mask are protection against branches and brambles." Lieutenant Allen stands in front of a Triple Nickle troop carrier in Pendleton, Oregon.

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Keywords

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

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