Black History Everyday

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Black Air Force history is filled with notable black leaders. C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, widely known as the Father of Black Aviation, was the first ground commander and chief instructor for training and mentoring hundreds of African American pilots of the famed Tuskegee Airman, beginning in 1941. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American pilots in the U.S. armed forces, not only making a contribution to the war, but to helping end racial segregation in the military.

Two of the pilots trained by Anderson during this time were Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, who became the first African-American general officer in the U.S. Air Force, and Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James who was the first African-American to become a four-star general.