During a fierce battle over Okinawa, Ensign Jack Ernie was attempting to disengage from a fight due to loss of oil pressure. He was jumped by two Japanese Zeros and fought valiantly, even managing to splash one with his crippled Corsair, but was shortly overcome by the second Zero. As his F-4U Corsair plunged towards the sea, Ensign Ernie managed to make one last transmission: “Skipper, I can’t get out, remember me with Jolly Rogers.”
The 332nd combat records will forever stand as a monument to the professionalism, dedication and bravery of its crews…for the Tuskegee Airmen to achieve all they have in spite of their own country’s racial intolerance and the obstacles placed before them by their own military, is a testament to all who flew with the crimson tails. #P51 #Mustang #Aviation #History #Tuskegee #Blackhistory #USAF
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RCAF Spitfire Mk IX #ML380 in Desert Camo
RCAF MK IX Spitfire t-shirt honouring Lloyd Chadburn of the fighter wing 127. RCAF Spitfire t-shirt honouring Lloyd Chadburn of the fighter wing 127. From the Sierra Hotel Aeronautics Museum Vintage Aviation T Shirt Collection.