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His father was born into slavery, but he would live to have a dogfight with German pilots in the skies over Europe.
Eugene Bullard, who became known as the Black Swallow of Death, was the first African-American pilot to fly in combat.
He now has a statue in his honor, unveiled Wednesday in Warner Robins, Georgia, at the Museum of Aviation next to Robins Air Force Base, and about 100 miles south of Atlanta.
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