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Thurston L. Gaines, Jr.

Thurston L. Gaines, Jr.

Class 44-G-SE 8/4/1944 Flt. Officer T64635 Freeport, NY March 20, 1922- December 31, 2016 Unit:  99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group Awards: Purple Heart, bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing As a youngster, Gaines and his older brother were raised by their mother in Freeport, Long Island, in […]

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RISE ABOVE: Red Tail in action!

RISE ABOVE: Red Tail in action!

Enjoy some photos from our 2018 tour season! The CAF Red Tail Squadron isn’t focused on powerful airplanes even though it maintains and flies a rare World War II vintage Mustang fighter with a bright red tail.  Rather, the Squadron is about educational outreach, using the P-51C Mustang, named the […]

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