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Who was the only African- American, referred to as the "Black Swallow of Death" to serve as a pilot during WWI?



A. Corporal Eugene Bullard
B. General Billy Mitchell
C. Edward Ward
D. Sergeant William C. Ocker

This question is part of pdg quiz #1 : enlisted history

Asked by Dayton, Last updated: Feb 16, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Corporal eugene bullard-the son of a georgia former slave. as a member of the french foreign legion, he earned the croix de guerre (one of 15 decorations from the french government). he completed training and joined the lafayette escadrille. despite his record of daring and dedication, he was grounded at the request of american officers attached to the escadrille. when the escadrille pilots were reorganized and incorporated into the american expeditionary force (aef), bullard was denied the commission accorded to other escadrille aviators and to most of the handful of white enlisted men who had earned their wings in regular u.s. army outfits.
 

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