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Portland resident Don Bachman (back row, second from left) was saved from certain death during a World War II battle with German fighter planes, because of the intervention of the historical 332nd Figthter Group, the all-black Air Force unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

Portland resident Don Bachman (back row, second from left) was saved from certain death during a World War II battle with German fighter planes, because of the intervention of the historical 332nd Figthter Group, the all-black Air Force unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

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White Fighter Pilots Saved by Black Squadron

Thanks for bringing Uncle Don Home

At the Tuskegee Alabama Army Airfield in the early 1940s a group of young black men would come to not only meet the arduous task of becoming Air Force fighter pilots, they would make an incredible mark in history for their pilot prowess and become a shining example in the fight against racism.