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Known As The “Black Swallow Of Death” For His Courage, This Pilot Was The First African American To Fly A Fighter Plane

Pilot Eugene Bullard was the first African American to fly a fighter plane and was known as the “black swallow of death” for his courage during missions. He led a colorful life, much of it in Europe. Eugene Jacques Bullard was born in Columbus, Georgia on October 9, 1895.  After witnessing lynch mobs and other racial violence, Bullard left his hometown at […]

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