First edition of Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.: American by Air Force General and commander of the Tuskegee Airmen, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., inscribed to Superior Court Judge Justin Johnson.
Octavo, x, 442pp. Cream hardcover, red cloth spine, title in silver. The second printing, with the number line ending at 2 on copyright page. Light dust along top edge of text block, otherwise fine. In the publisher’s fine dust jacket. Inscribed on the title page: “To: The Honorable + Mrs. Justin Johnson, The example you have set has contributed greatly to the lives of those who have been privileged to know you. Ben Davis. 16 Feb. 1992.”
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. (1912-2002) was the first African American brigadier general in the United States Air Force. He was awarded his fourth star by President Bill Clinton in 1998. Davis followed in the footsteps of his father, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., the first African American brigadier general in the United States Army.