P-51C Mustang "TUSKEGEE AIRMEN", "By Request", Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., Commemorative Air Force, Decorative Vinyl Decal
P-51C Mustang "TUSKEGEE AIRMEN" flown by the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron.
AirCorps Aviation is proud to produce this decal and support the CAF Red Tail Squadron and their mission to educate audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel – so their strength of character, courage and ability to triumph over adversity may serve as a means to inspire others to RISE ABOVE obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals.
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About the Red Tail P-51C
During the war, the Tuskegee Airmen painted their airplanes with nose art and nicknames. To honor all of the Tuskegee Airmen, the decision was made by the CAF to incorporate a color scheme that honored the four fighter squadrons of the segregated 332nd Fighter Group:
The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s rare P-51C Mustang represents all of the personnel that are now known as Tuskegee Airmen: pilots, bombardiers, navigators, ground crews, mechanics, cooks, ambulance drivers, medical staff, administrative personnel, etc.
The Squadron’s Mustang also has the phrase “By Request” on it just under the side windows. That was the name of the airplane of famed pilot and leader of the 332nd, Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. He named his airplane that to make the point that white pilots would request the Tuskegee-trained pilots to escort them on bombing missions due to their skill and courage in protecting the bombers.
The colors represent the four fighter squadrons in the 332nd Group:
- The red and yellow cowling represents the 302nd Fighter Squadron.
- The A on the side represents the 99th Fighter Squadron.
- The yellow banding on the wings represents the 301st Fighter Squadron.
- The red fins on the wings represents the 100th Fighter Squadron.
Spruce up your room, man-cave, garage or toolbox with this vinyl decal paying tribute to the famed Tuskegee Airmen! Comes with smaller vinyl decals that can be applied anywhere, an application tool, and instructions.
What makes our vinyl prints special?
Available in two material options!
Movable - Ready to make a move? Our vinyl wall prints are movable and reusable for interior application.
Permanent - Need it to stick? Our 3M decal material will adhere permanently. Great for trailers!
Variety of sizes - small, medium or large.
Authentic - Genuine high resolution images of your favorite aircraft bring life to any room!
Produced in the U.S.A. - Thoughtfully crafted by skilled AirCorps team members in Bemidji, MN.