Monday, January 16, 2012

Yeaaaaaaahhh Boyeeeeee!!!

In honor of Martin Luthar King Day, the MOFO Squad would like to pay tribute to some of our "BROTHERS" in arms. During WWII the Red Tails proved they were some real Bad @$$ MOFOs!

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces during World War II. They initially were equipped with Curtiss P-40 Warhawks fighter-bomber aircraft, briefly with Bell P-39 Airacobras (March 1944), later with Republic P-47 Thunderbolts (June–July 1944), and finally the fighter group acquired the aircraft with which they became most commonly associated, the North American P-51 Mustang (July 1944).

When the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group painted the tails of their P-47's red, the nickname "Red Tails" was coined. The Red Tails flew 15,533 sorties, 1,578 missions, destroyed 261, aircraft, and damaged another 148.

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