Black Ottoman Fighter Pilot

Captain Ahmet Ali Çelikten (1883–1969) was arguably the World’s first black fighter pilot. He was born in Izmir (now Turkey) and flew missions in World War 1 for the Ottoman Empire from 1916 to 1918.



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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmet_Ali_%C3%87elikten

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