Army & Navy - Experiment Proved?

To Washington last week came tall, lath-straight Lieut. Colonel Benjamin O. Davis Jr., until recently commander of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the Air Forces' first all-Negro fighter outfit. At a press conference West Pointer Davis, who led the 99th in Tunisia and Sicily, said that in his opinion Negro pilots had made the grade, and training them should no longer be regarded as an experiment.

In one of their first encounters, Colonel Davis said, the 99th had two planes shot down, but got one German fighter definitely, two probables and three damaged. On every bomber escort...

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