Non-white WWII pilots

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  1. Chiron

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    Hey, were Allies recruited other ethnicities? Chinese, Blacks, Arabs, Jews....?

    I know there were some African-American pilots, how about RAF in Britain? do they also enlist minorties too?
     
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    I know they had some Indians and Mexicans fighting too.
     
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    Brazil had some flyers too. Douglas Jr. posted some great pics and an interesting little history about them, some time ago.
     
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    There were definitely pilots from the Caribbean in Bomber Command
     
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    I think there was a website out there somewhere that listed foreign crews of the RAF. I will have to see if I can find that. I do know that there were crews from India. Mexico had a group of pilots that flew with the USAAF, as did Brazil. I don't havve a complete list.
     
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    I heard once that there was a Russian Female ace who was a Jew, this kinda annoyed the Germans ;)
     
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    we tended to get most of our pilots from Britian and her commonwealth..............
     
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    Well obviously, who else we gonna recruit? Nazis? Japs?
     
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