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Black L.A., 1947: Famous Flier James O. Plinton Jr. Visits L.A.

April 3, 1947: James O. Plinton Jr., a pioneering African American aviator, visits Los Angeles to buy two Grumman amphibious planes. At the beginning of World War II, Plinton went to the Tuskegee Institute, where he was a flight instructor, … Continue reading

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