First cadets, Tuskegee

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First cadets, Tuskegee

In 1941 the first group of black cadets to earn their wings at Tuskegee Army Air Field gather alongside a Vultee BT-13 trainer. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (middle) became the first black general in the U.S. Air Force in 1954.

Image Number: 99-15437
Credit: Smithsonian Institution
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