Equipment of wing machine guns of P-51 “Mustang” fighter

Equipment of wing machine guns of P-51 Mustang fighter

The black gunsmith loads a machine gun belt with cartridges of caliber 12.7 mm for the wing machine guns of the P-51B fighter Mustang.

In the photo, the P-51B fighters “Mustang” and the black armourer from the 100th Fighter Squadron, the 332nd Fighter Group (better known as the “Tuskegee Pilots” – as its personnel were trained in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA), the 15th Air Army. Both pilots and squadron ground personnel were blacks. The squadron was based at the Italian airbase in Ramitelli.


Source: National Archives of the United States.



Location: Italy
Date: September 1944

In : 1944

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