Corgi Forward March US59118
USAAF 332nd FG, 302nd FS Tuskegee Airmen, Lee Archer, Ramitelli, Italy, 1944
The Tuskegee Airmen of 332nd FG, or "Red Tails" as they were also known, were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. A native of New York City, Lee Archer was determined to fly fighters with the USAAF in order to do his bit to defeat the evils of Nazi Germany. Equally horrified by the endemic racism he encountered during flight training in Tuskegee, AL, he vowed to campaign for equal rights once he had helped defeat the Germans. Transferred home immediately in October 1944 after claiming his fifth kill, Archer had to wait a further 55 years before being officially credited with five victories to "make ace"!
The Corgi "Forward March" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made spin-cast figures in 1:32 (54mm) and 1:50 (36mm) scale. Over the last 50 years Corgi has earned a reputation as one of the finest producers of highly detailed, die-cast, historically accurate vehicle and aircraft models. These same values and principles have now been applied to a brand new range of hand-painted, spin-cast metal miniature figurines - the FORWARD MARCH collection. Our same commitment to quality and authenticity shines through in every figure - from aviators to World War II infantry and elite forces, these figures capture the essence of the period down to the buttons on the tunics and the look of confidence and resignation in their detailed faces! Many of these figures are the perfect compliment to existing Corgi military and aviation collections - what better way to bring additional life to your existing collection than by creating your own custom-made vignette with vehicles and figures.
Corgi "Forward March" figures feature:
- Spin-cast metal construction.
- Hand-painted details.
- Unique, lifelike poses.
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