Photo of North American P-51B Mustang, NX61429, American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum

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Type: North American P-51B Mustang
Aircraft Reg: NX61429
Code Number: 4
MSN / CN: 103-26199

Operator: American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum

Picture Category: Warbird / Fighter

Picture ID: 1043765
Location: Houston - Ellington Field (EFD / KEFD)
Country: USA - Texas
Air Show: Wings Over Houston 2011
Date: 14th October 2011
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Comments: Named after the famous African-American "Tuskegee Airmen" group of piolts of World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states still were subject to the Jim Crow laws.[N 1] The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subject to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction. Primarily made up of African Americans, there were also five Tuskegee Airmen that were of Haitian descent.