DAVIS, BENJAMIN O., Jr.
Graduate of West Point who commanded the first black air unit. His distinguished Air Force career culminated in his appointment as the first black lieutenant general.
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All Star Learning Laboratory: Blacks in Aviation
Available online: http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/prime-tech/BIA/default.htm
Several black & white photos.
Benjamin Davis, American.
Available online: http://www.aviation-history.com/airmen/davis.htm
Aviation-history.com. Biographical information with several black & white photos.
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
Available online: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/davis.html
From Air & Space Power Chronicles.
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
Available online: http://www.fatherryan.org/blackmilitary/davis_jr.htm
Brief biography with black & white photo.
Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.
Available online: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/bodavisjr.htm
Arlington National Cemetery site provides a biography and images of awards and medals.
Branch, Omar. A General Finally Gets
his Due. New York Amsterdam News December 31, 1998.
Available online: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=1435830&site=ehost-live
Reports on the military career of United Air Force Lieutenant General Benjamin Davis. Accomplishments as an Afro-American military officer; Leadership of the Tuskegee Airmen; Involvement in combat; Key positions help by Davis; Civilian awards.
Cohen, William S. Ceremony Awarding General Benjamin O. Davis,
Jr., a Fourth Star, as Prepared for Deleivery. December 9, 1998.
Available online: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/1998/c19981209-secdef.html
General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
Available online: http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5173
Legends of Airpower - Benjamin Davis and the Tuskegee Airmen.
Available online: http://www.legendsofairpower.com/biographies/davis.html
Contains photos and video clips
Lieutenant General Benjamin O. Davis. Jr.
Available online: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=1070
Wright-Patterson AFB Museum gives biographical information and several black & white photos.
Photographs of Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
Available online: http://images.google.com/images?q=Gen+Benjamin+O.+Davis+Jr&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search"
Davis, Benjamin O. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American:
An Autobiography. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press,
Book call no.: 92 D2614
Meilinger, Phillip S. American
Airpower Biography: A Survey of the Field. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air
University Press, 1995. 65 p.
See pp 51-53.
Also available online: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/biograph.html
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513a
Dorsey, Michael. President Clinton Pins Fourth Star on General
Davis, Tuskegee Airman. Airman 43:14 February 1999.
Gen Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Air & Space Power Journal 17:16 Spring 2003.
Also available online: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=9486490&site=ehost-live
Gropman, Alan. Gen Benjamin O. Davis Jr.:
American Hero. Air & Space Power Journal 18:27-30 Autumn
Also available online: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14886727&site=ehost-live
Gropman, Alan L. Benjamin Davis, American. Air Force Magazine 80:70-74 August 1997.
Also available online: http://www.afa.org/magazine/aug1997/0897benja.asp
Gropman, Alan L. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr - American Hero. Air Power History 46:4-16 Summer 1999.
Also available online: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=2012842&site=ehost-live
Honors for Tuskegee Airman. Air Force Times 55:2 August 8, 1994.
Reports on the induction of retired Lieutenant General Benjamin Davis, Jr., into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
'Pioneer for Freedom' Gets Long-Ovedue Fourth Star. Air Force Times 59:4 December 21, 1998.
Poole, Roy A. Lieutenant General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Flying Safety 47:22-24, November 1991.
Rhodes, Phil. In Defense of Dignity (the All-Black 99th Pursuit Squadron in WWII). Airman 35:28-29 December 1991.
Slavin, Peter. Internal Fires. Air Force Times 51:43+ May 20, 1991.
Tuskegee Airmen's Leader Dies. Air Force Times 61:41 July 22, 2002.
Also available online: Access News/Newsbank.
Davis, Benjamin O. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American: The
Video. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. 1
videocassette, 60 min.
Video call no.: 92 D2614b
Legends of Air Power. Arlington, VA, 3 Roads Communications, Inc., 2000. 3 videocassettes, 344 min.
Video call no.: 629.13092 L5111
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