Mexican Air Force Uniform Note: This item is currently in storage. This World War II pilot's uniform, hat and boots represents the 201st Mexican Fighter Squadron or "Aztec Eagles." The Aztec Eagles, the only Mexican military force to have served outside of their country's borders, were attached to the U.S. Army Air Forces 58th Fighter Group during the summer of 1945 in the Philippine Islands. They flew P-47D Thunderbolt single-seat fighter aircraft for tactical air support missions. The squadron was composed of more than 300 volunteers -- 36 were pilots and the rest were ground support personnel. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index. Find Out More Related Fact Sheets Republic P-47D (Bubble Canopy Version) Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.