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Daniel James Jr. / General, Pilot

Daniel James Jr. was born on February 11, 1920, in Pensacola, Florida. He attended the Tuskegee Institute and instructed African American pilots during WWII. James flew combat missions during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, received the Distinguished Service Medal, and became a four-star general in 1975 (the first African American to achieve this in the U.S. Air Force). James died in 1978 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

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