General John K. Cannon, Commander of 12th AAF, talking with pilots of the 99th negro fighter squadron which on Jan. 27 and 28 shot down 12 German planes over the battle area south of Rome. L to R: Capt. L. R. Custis, Hartford Conn.,, Lt. Willie Ashley, Sumter, South Carolina, Lt. W.V. Eagleson, Bloomington, Indiana. Each credited with one enemy plane.