When the United States entered into war against Japan and Germany, it was probably the most unified and patriotic effort in the history of this country. However, when the history of this war was written, it was unfortunate the contributions by a small group of Mexican pilots were somehow omitted or just briefly recorded in the annals of the war. Recently, this forgotten story has been researched and brought to light for all to read and know.
Cuando Los Estado Unidos entro en la Segunda Guerra Mundial contra Japon y Alemania.Fue sin duda el mayor esfuerzo patriotico en la historia de Los Estados Unidos.Sin enbargo,cuando la historia estaba siendo escrita,infortunadamente la contribución aunque pequeña pero significativa de un grupo de aviadores Mexicanos fue poco mencionada ó solo paso a ser parte de un archivo de ese tiempo.Recientemente,esta historia un tanto olvidada a vuelto a salir a la luz publica para dar credito a estos valientes Mexicanos.
A Mexican's Air Force P47D-35 recived during the war,is on diplay as guard at the Santa Lucia Main Air Base near the Country's Capital,In memory of those who lost their lifes during the Second Word War
Why Did Mexico Enter the War?
In 1944 the Mexican Air Force was offered an opportunity to fight in World War II along side the United States. Mexico formed the "Fuerza Aerea Expedicionaria Mexicana", a three hundred man Air Force Squadron, known as Squadron 201. The members of the 201st Mexican Fighter Squadron became the only veterans of foreign wars in the history of Mexico.
In May 1942, Nazi submarines sank two Mexican tankers, and Mexico declared war against the Axis powers. Soon thereafter, President Manuel Avila Camacho offered, unofficially, to send Mexican troops to join with the United States in their war effort. The United States responded to his proposal in the spring of 1944 and Roosevelt offered the Mexican Air Force an opportunity to fight in the war with the United States. That spring, Mexico formed the "Fuerza Aerea Expedicionaria Mexicana", a three hundred man Air Force Squadron, know as Squadron 201.