The image depicts the anticipation felt by a WWII pilot from the 332nd Fighter Group of the Tuskegee Airmen standing on the wing of his P51 Mustang prior to take off.
During World War II, the U.S. military was racially segregated. Reflecting American society and law at the time, most black soldiers and sailors were restricted to labor battalions and other support positions. An experiment in the U.S. Army Air Forces, however, showed that given equal opportunity and training, African-Americans could fly in, command and support combat units as well as anyone. The USAAF's black fliers, the so-called "Tuskegee Airmen," served with distinction in combat and directly contributed to the eventual integration of the U.S. armed services, with the U.S. Air Force leading the way.
"Butterflies" consists of an edition of 500 with a sheet size of 22"X28" and an image size of, 17.5"X23.5"
Signed/Numbered Print "Butterflies" (Limited Edition of 500)
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