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Today in World War II History—Apr. 24, 1943

Women’s Flying Training Detachment class 43-3, January 1943, Houston Municipal Airport, TX (Photo by Lois Hailey, public domain via Wikipedia)

Women’s Flying Training Detachment class 43-3, January 1943, Houston Municipal Airport, TX (Photo by Lois Hailey, public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 24, 1943: 99th Fighter Squadron arrives at Casablanca to serve with the US Twelfth Air Force, the first black USAAF unit to serve overseas.

First Women’s Flying Training Detachment class (precursor of WASPs) graduates from flight training.