P-51 Seat Cushion
Benjamin Davis was born in Washington DC on December 18, 1912, the second of three children, and the son of the first African American general in the US Army. In 1932, Davis entered West Point and four years later graduated 35th in his class the fourth black candidate to graduate from West Point at that time. He was rejected from his first choice, the Army Air Corps, because he was black, and instead was assigned to the 24th Infantry Regiment. Davis then earned his wings and became part of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen.