Mexican forces often aren’t remembered, but they were an active part of World War II. After German U-boats sunk two Mexican oil-tankers, Mexico joined the war and the Allied forces. On the 29th of December, 1944, Mexico’s Senate authorized Mexican troops and here you can see Mexican members of the Escuadrón 201, part of the Fuerza Aérea Expedicionaria Mexicana (Mexican Expeditionary Air Force). The four men pose with a bomb. (Notice “Tequila. 1000 lbs.” written on the side.) The Mexican Air Force was given a base at camp Porac, Pampanga and would lead 59 combat missions over Japanese held Luzon and Formosa (Taiwan).


Porac, Pampanga, Luzon, Philippines.

June 1945.  

Credit: Anti-Worlds