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USN 1146845 Ensign Jesse L. Brown, USN

Photo #: USN 1146845  Ensign Jesse L. Brown, USN
Title: Ensign Jesse L. Brown, USN
Description: In the cockpit of an F4U-4 Corsair fighter, circa 1950. Jesse L. Brown was the 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 He flew with Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) from USS Leyte (CV-32). Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Catalog #: USN 1146845
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