Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Jr., Gen

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Last Rank
Primary Unit
1968-1970, United States Strike Command (USSC)
Service Years
1936 - 1970
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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Washington, DC
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Jul 04, 2002
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2, Lot E-311-RH

 Official Badges 

US European Command Missileman (Basic) Headquarters Air Force Commander

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Aviation Hall of FameTuskegee Airmen, IncHistorical Airmen
  1994, National Aviation Hall of Fame
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc [Verified]
  2020, Historical Airmen

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:
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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)332nd Fighter Group9th Air Force
51st Fighter WingFar East Air Forces13th Air Force12th Air Force
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)Air Force Office of the Chief of StaffCombined Forces Command (USFK CFC), United Nations Command (UNC)United States Strike Command (USSC)
  1941-1942, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1947, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1943-1944, 332nd Fighter Group
  1944-1945, 9th Air Force
  1950-1953, 51st Fighter Wing
  1953-1955, Far East Air Forces
  1953-1955, 13th Air Force
  1955-1958, 12th Air Force
  1958-1961, USAFE Command Post
  1961-1965, HQ USAF Chief of Staff (HQ USAF/CC), Air Force Office of the Chief of Staff
  1965-1968, Combined Forces Command (USFK CFC), United Nations Command (UNC)
  1968-1970, United States Strike Command (USSC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)7
 Colleges Attended 
University of ChicagoUnited States Military AcademyTuskegee InstituteAir War College
  1927-1927, University of Chicago
  1928-1932, United States Military Academy
  1941-1942, Tuskegee Institute
  1949-1950, Air War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-39 Airacobra  P-51/F-51 Mustang  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  B-25 Mitchell  
F-86 Sabre  
  1941-1941, PT-17 Kaydet
  1941-1942, BT-13 Valiant
  1942-1942, AT-6 Texan
  1942-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1944, P-39 Airacobra
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1944-1949, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1945-1947, B-25 Mitchell
  1953-1954, F-86 Sabre
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Obit (source unknown)
  Wikipedia article
  From Arlington National Cemetery:
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