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LC-USZ62-131713: Naval Aviator Jesse Leroy Brown, 1948

LC-USZ62-131713:   Naval Aviator Jesse Leroy Brown, 1948.   Brown became the first African-American to receive his wings under the Naval Aviation Cadet Program at graduation ceremonies held at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, October 23, 1948.   Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Caption: LC-USZ62-131713: Naval Aviator Jesse Leroy Brown, 1948. Brown became the first African American to receive his wings under the Naval Aviation Cadet Program at graduation ceremonies held at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, October 23, 1948. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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  • Korean Conflict 1950-1954
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