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A graduate of West point, General Davis was a member of the first class of the Tuskegee Airmen and served as the commanding officer of the infamous 99th Squadron, leading the group to some of the phenomenal success that ultimately lead to the desegregation of the American armed forces. He became the first African-American to solo as an Army Air Corps pilot. Following the war, in 1954 Col. Benjamin O. Davis was promoted to Brigadier General, the first African-American to reach flag rank in the United States Air Force. His father, also a West Point graduate and General, had been a member of the famous Buffalo Soldiers.

 

 

 

 

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