Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Biography.com

General, Pilot(1912–2002)
Pilot and officer Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. was the first African American general in the U.S. Air Force.

Synopsis

As the first African American general in the U.S. Air Force, pilot and officer Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. received many military honors. He later worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation and devised measures that ended a wave of aircraft hijackings.

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