477 FG Flagship
Airman 1st Class Jermaine James, 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 crew chief, prepares to launch an F-22 here July 31. This was the first time tail number 147 has flown after being transformed into the 477th Fighter Group flagship. The words “Spirit of Tuskegee” painted across the tail, a nod to the units Tuskegee Airmen heritage. The Reserve 477th Fighter Group was previously the 477th Bombardment Group, a Tuskegee unit activated in 1944. The group's 302nd Fighter Squadron historically was part of the 332nd Fighter Group, also known as "The Redtails" the famous all-black unit that fought both American prejudice and the axis powers in Europe. (U.S. Air Force/ Tech. Sgt. Andy Eichorst)

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