Davis was serving as an ROTC instructor at Tuskegee Institute in 1940 when President Franklin Roosevelt became worried about his support among the black community during his third presidential election campaign. To solidify African-American support he promoted Benjamin Davis, Sr. to brigadier general and ordered the army air corps to create a black flying organization.
Davis, Jr. was one of the first African-American pilots in the Army Air Corps and was given command of the first all-black air unit, the 99th Pursuit Squadron, popularly know as the Tuskegee Airmen. Davis later commanded the 332nd Fighter Group. The 332nd became know as the Red Tails because of the readily identifiable design on their planes. Davis fought two enemies during World War II, the Axis and th...
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