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  • Today in Florida History February 11, 1920 - Daniel Chappie James Jr., the first African American to reach the rank of four star general, was born in Pensacola on this date. James grew up in Florida and became interested in flying at a young age. He later graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1942. He trained African American fighter pilots during WWII. During the Korean War, James flew 101 combat missions and 78 during...Read more

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