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Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Davis led the Tuskegee airmen during World War II in air combat over North Africa and Italy and long-range bomber escort missions over Nazi Germany.

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Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. with a Korean child during his assignment as commander of the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing in the early 1950s.

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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Addresses Pilots

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. speaks to the pilots and airmen of the 99th Fighter Squadron.

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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Confers with William R. Thompson

Seated in the cockpit of his P-51, Benjamin O. Davis Jr. confers with William R. Thompson (center) and another squadron officer.

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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Recognizes 200 Missions

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. recognizes the milestone of 200 escort missions for the 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli Airfield, Italy, in 1945.

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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. with His Staff

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (third from left) with his staff.

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Bessie Coleman

Coleman broke through the headwinds of racial prejudice as a barnstorming pilot at air shows in the 1920s.

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Bessie Coleman Aero Club

In the early 1930s Powell had organized the Bessie Coleman Aero Club to promote aviation awareness in the black community.

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Bessie Coleman's Pilot’s License

Bessie Coleman earned, at the Caudron brothers’ aviation school in France, an internationally recognized pilot’s license on June 15, 1921.

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Books by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh's bestselling books North to the Orient and Listen! The Wind are based on her diaries from the Sirius flights.

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