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Mexican Air Force Uniform

DAYTON, Ohio - Mexican air force Lt. Col. Daniel Mojica stands in front of items while holding the unit colors for the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force (“Fuerza Aérea Expedicionaria Mexicana” or FAEM). These items were donated during a ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - Mexican air force Lt. Col. Daniel Mojica stands in front of items while holding the unit colors for the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force (“Fuerza Aérea Expedicionaria Mexicana” or FAEM). These items were donated during a ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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.

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