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Eugene Bullard, the first African-American Combat Pilot

For Veterans Day — also called Remembrance Day or Armistice Day — we tell the story of Eugene J. Bullard, the first African-American combat pilot, who flew for France in World War I — but was refused a transfer into the US Army Air Corps due to prejudice. Learn about his adventurous life: jockey, stowaway, vaudeville performer, boxer, infantryman, pilot, jazz drummer, nightclub impresario, and spy — then soldier again, then Free French and civil rights activist!
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