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Davis, Benjamin O, Jr.

(born: 1912  -  died: 2002) 

Born in Washington, D.C., Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. was the first African American to command an airbase, Godman Field, KY, in 1945-46. He was also the first African American Brigadier General in the Air Force, obtaining the rank of a three-star general before retiring in 1970. His father was the first African American General in the Army. For more see Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American: an Autobiography, by B. O. Davis.
 

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“Davis, Benjamin O, Jr.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed November 17, 2017, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/875.

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