Legends of Airpower

General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.

Commander of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. Under his leadership the men of the 99th Fighter Squadron and the 332nd Fighter Group became renowned for never losing a bomber they escorted, a feat unmatched during the war. The son of a black Army officer, who was given the silent treatment during his four years at West Point, General Davis became the first black Air Force General and saw his dream of an integrated Air Force come true. General Davis, the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen,...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #102

Wednesday, July 11 at 4:00 am on 12.2

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Fifty-two men and women who made America's air power the most respected in the world are profiled in this award-winning series. The series features exclusive interviews with Legends such as Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, Legends of Airpower effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes.