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80-G-377909 Ensign Jesse Leroy Brown

Ensign Jesse Leroy Brown
Title: Ensign Jesse Leroy Brown
Description: Ensign Jesse Leroy Brown, first African American to complete U.S. Navy flight training and the first African American naval aviator in combat and to be killed in combat, serves as squadron duty officer of VF-32, aboard USS LEYTE (CV-32), 12 April 1949.
Catalog #: 80-G-377909
Copyright Owner: National Archives
After this Year: 1940
Before this Year: 1949
Original Medium: BW Photo
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