frank ambrose

A pilot of the 100th Fighter Squadron shows off for the camera, buzzing by a B-24 Liberator as they return from an escort mission. Although it is a myth that the Tuskegee Airmen never lost a single bomber they escorted, they nevertheless had a stellar record in defending their charges with losses well below the average for all P-51 escorts, and were quite popular with Fifteenth Air Force bomber crews.

(Collection of Frank Ambrose)