Triple Nickles Photographs from the National Archives
 

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National Archives and Records Administration (RG 342-FH, 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 was scanned at the National Archives reading room at College Park, Maryland. The description at the National Archives reads: "A Troop Carrier Command plane that has dropped combat troops in Normandy, Holland, and across the Rhine, takes off from Pendleton Army Air Field, Oregon with paratroopers equipped to fight forest fires in the northwest."

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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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