Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr.
Who was Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.? He was the determined and unwavering
commander of the Tuskegee Airmen. Being the fourth African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy, he proved to be a man of strength, integrity, and resilience. He was also determined to become a pilot. Davis was assigned to the Tuskegee Army Airfield in Tuskegee, AL and earned his wings in 1942. After that, the rest became history and he established himself as a reputable and inspiring leader of the Tuskegee Airmen; also referred to as the "Red Tails." Davis was later advanced to General in 1998 by President Bill Clinton.