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Davis, Benjamin O, Jr.
Birth Year : 1912
Death Year : 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.
See photo and additional information at Biographies: General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr., a U.S. Air Force website.
Subjects: Military & Veterans
Geographic Region: Godman Army Air Field, Hardin County, Kentucky