Today marks the 73rd Anniversary of the activation of the 99th Pursuit Squadron. The first fighter squadron comprised of and led by African American pilots and maintainers, also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The program officially began in June 1941, with 47 officers and 429 enlisted men. The Squadron first flew the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk in North Africa, and eventually flew the P-51 supporting bombing missions into Europe. The 99th would be the first of 4 Fighter Squadrons and 3 medium bomber squadrons of the Tuskegee Airmen . Pioneering Aviators of their time many went on to become future leaders in what became the U.S. Air Force.
Monthly Archives: March 2014
This Spring be prepared for whatever Mother Nature is going to throw your way. Our new Match Racer Jacket has the same look and fit as our "Vintage Motorcross" Jacket, but is crafted from a textile cotton with perforated leather details. With a water repellant finish this bold jacket makes it a great alternative to a rain coat.
Whether you're out riding your motorcycle around town or just walking through the park, our Match Racer is an exciting addition to anyone's wardrobe.