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[[caption]]Emerging into the warfront limelight was Lieut. Col. B. O. Davis Jr., son of the only Negro general in the United States Army, who is in command of the 99th Pursuit Squadron at Tuskegee Institute, Ala., Army Flying school. Pictured above, the colonel waves a salute as he prepares to take off in a fighter plane. He was also the first to receive his wings under the newly instituted government air program at the school.[[/caption]]

[[margin]]NASM PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPY - 19 April 2001[[/margin]]
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