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Photo, Print, Drawing 332nd Fighter Group at air base in southern Italy

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Title

  • 332nd Fighter Group at air base in southern Italy

Summary

  • Photographs show African-American squadron officers, pilots, and ground crew preparing for active duty; runway conditions and on-base radio broadcaster at work. Commanding Officer Colonel Benjamin O. Davis briefing pilots, also known as Tuskegee Airmen. Toni Frissell standing with an officer on airplane (bomber?) wing. Men gathered for evening entertainment and playing cards and chess in Officer's Club. Goats on airfield. Planes in formation; aerial views of airfield and city with cathedral tower in vicinity. (Air base near Ramitelli, Italy.)

Names

  • Frissell, Toni, 1907-1988, photographer
  • Toni Frissell Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1945 March.

Headings

  • -  Davis, Benjamin O.,--Jr.,--1912-2002
  • -  Frissell, Toni,--1907-1988
  • -  United States.--Army Air Forces.--Fighter Squadron, 99th
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--African Americans
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Air operations--American
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Military life
  • -  Air warfare--Italy--1940-1950
  • -  Military officers--American--Italy--1940-1950
  • -  African Americans--Military service--1940-1950
  • -  Radio broadcasting--Italy--1940-1950
  • -  Goats--1940-1950
  • -  Air bases--Italy--1940-1950

Headings

  • Aerial photographs--1940-1950.
  • Contact sheets--1940-1950.
  • Gelatin silver prints--1940-1950.

Genre

  • Aerial photographs--1940-1950
  • Gelatin silver prints--1940-1950
  • Contact sheets--1940-1950

Notes

  • -  Frissell took the photos while on a mission sponsored by the U.S. government to document war conditions in Europe. Possibly the only photos taken of the Squadron in Europe by a professional photographer.
  • -  Organized into two units: LOT 12447-1 (Contact Sheets) offers a comprehensive view of Frissell's coverage of the subject. LOT 12447-2 (Enlargements and Exhibit Quality Prints) consists of 19 of the images that were selected by Frissell and printed under her direction. LOT 12447-2 is not normally served to patrons; use corresponding prints (from same negatives) in LOT 12447-1.
  • -  Title devised. Some photos bear typed caption strips (a few identify the pilots) or captions pencilled on versos by P&P staff from information found on original negative jackets. Toni Frissell stamp and "Harold Ober," on versos of many. Printing instructions on some.
  • -  Corresponding negatives in series LC-F9-02.
  • -  Forms part of the Toni Frissell Collection.
  • -  Gift, Toni Frissell, 1971. (DLC/PP-1971:R04).

Medium

  • 244 photographic prints (20 contact sheets) : gelatin silver ; images 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (6 x 6 cm.) on sheets 8 x 10 in. (21 x 26 cm.)
  • 19 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 12 x 11 in. (30 x 27 cm.) or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 12447-1 (H) [P&P] LOT 12447-2 (USE LOT 12447-1)

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 89706156

Online Format

  • image

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Toni Frissell Collection, Frissell, Toni, photographer. 332nd Fighter Group at air base in southern Italy. Italy, 1945. March. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/89706156/.

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Toni Frissell Collection, Frissell, T., photographer. (1945) 332nd Fighter Group at air base in southern Italy. Italy, 1945. March. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/89706156/.

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Toni Frissell Collection, photographer by Frissell, Toni. 332nd Fighter Group at air base in southern Italy. March. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/89706156/>.