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25/10/1940 Benjamin O. Davis Sr.becomes the first African American general

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Legends of Airpower Season 1 Episode 2 Opening: Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

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Brigadier General Davis Retires (1948)

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Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Interview (1970)

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World War II- Red Tail Ceremony with Benjamin O. Davis Senior

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Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr.- "Destined to Lead"

In 1937, Davis returned to Wilberforce University as professor of military science and tactics. He was assigned to the 369th Regiment, New York National Guard, during the summer of 1938, and took command of the regiment a short time later. Davis was promoted to brigadier general in 1940, becoming the first African-American general in the U.S. Army.
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