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477 FG flagship
An F-22 here took flight for the first time July 31 after being transformed into the 477th Fighter Group flagship with 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 Nazi militarism. (U.S. Air Force/ Airman 1st Class Tammie Ramsouer)

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