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[[marginalia]] PHOTOCOPIED September 27, 2002; NASM PRESERVATION COPY [[/marginalia]]

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GETS HIS SILVER EAGLES ^[[44]]
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CPL BENJAMIN O. DAVIS JR.
Former commander of the 99th Pursuit Squadron, who was recently promoted to the rank of full colonel, according to an announcement received this week. Col. Davis, the son of Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis of the inspectors general's department in Washington, D.C., is now in command of a fighter group in Italy. The 99th Pursuit Squadron was the first all-Negro unit placed in combat [[/caption]]
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