Courtesy of the Air Force Historical Research Agency
Benjamin O. Davis Receives Distinguished Flying Cross
Tuskegee Airman Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., left, receives the Distinguished Flying Cross from his father, Brig. Gen. Benjamin
O. Davis Sr. at Ramitelli Airfield in Italy in September 1944. Benjamin Davis Sr. was the first African American general in
the U.S. Army and his son became the first African American general in the U.S. Air Force.