Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., left, listens to a March 1945 pilots briefing in Italy. Davis, son of the military's first black general, played a significant role in helping integrate the armed forces. He led the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was the first black to become an Air Force general. (Library of Congress/File)
Gallery: Memories of World War II
Jan. 07, 2009 @ 01:44 PM
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ushered the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. It changed the lives of millions of Americans who put on their country's uniform and went into battle.