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Eugene Jacques Bullard: Libra/Sheep-Goat - The Contentious Flirt

by Suzanne White - on Friday, September 06, 2019
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Very seldom do I select a Star of the Week born a century before the last. However, this American caught my attention on Facebook and I just had to share. After seeing his father narrowly escape a lynching, Eugene Jacques Bullard, a teenager, stowed away on a German freighter Marta Russ to escape racial discrimination in Georgia. He went on to serve France and the United States in both World Wars as a pilot and spy. He was considered to the first black military aviator in history. After receiving numerous awards by the French, he was continuously neglected by the United States because of his skin color. 

After fighting several battles as a ground-based machine gunner and being injured in Verdun and cited with the Croix de guerre in 1916, he joined the French Air Service and trained as a gunner. During training he received his pilot's license. As a member of the Lafayette Escadrille he flew twenty missions and reportedly shot down 1-2 enemy planes per mission. Although, possibly exaggerated he was named an Ace pilot and was promoted to the rank of Corporal. He earned the nick name the "Black Swallow of Death"

When the United States finally joined the war in 2017, Bullard was the only member of his flight squadron who was NOT invited to join the U.S. Air Service. The reason? At the time the Air Service only accepted white men. 

By the end of the war Bullard, an American citizen, was a French war hero. 

Eugene Jacques Bullard

After the war, Bullard worked as a drummer and nightclub manger, and eventually opened his own club "L'Escadrille". Prior to WWII, because his club was frequented by Germans and he spoke fluent German, he was asked by the French to spy on them. 

When the war broke out, he was wounded defending Orléans and escaped to neutral Spain, eventually returning to the United States. Sadly, the fame and success he found in France would not follow him. Unable to fight for his country due to his injuries, he was left in limbo for the remainder of the war. 

After the war he worked as a perfume salesman, security guard and an interpreter for Louis Armstrong. He tried to reclaim his night club after the war, but it had been severely destroyed. The financial settlement he received from the French government allowed him to by an apartment in Harlem. 

A victim of the Peekskill Riots, where he was severely beaten by Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion chapters. His beating was recorded on film and can be seen in the 1970's documentary "Paul Robeson: The Tallest Tree in Our Forest" a film about Paul Robeson's life narrated by Sidney Poitier. 

Bullard was a relative stranger in his own homeland and his last job was that as an elevator operator at the Rockefeller Center. Recipient of 15 French was medals, he died in 1961 and was buried with French military honors in the French War Veteran's section of the Flushing Cemetery in Queens.

This man deserves more recognition in American history, not just for his courages actions in battle, but for highlighting the disregard the United States had for its own citizens because of the color of their skin. 

Eugene Jacques Bullard born October 9, 1895 is a Libra/Sheep/Goat - The Contentious Flirt

Ostensibly a dependent lover of beauty and equilibrium, this person claims to need a peaceful environment, but we know better. Librans born in Goat years are testy and quarrelsome people. They love an argument, a good old heated discussion, a challenge. The Libra/Goat requires the regard of his peers. He likes to be looked at, contemplated, taken seriously and admired. Read more...

Other Libra/Sheep-Goats Celebrities include John le Carre, Catherine Deneuve, Pierre Trudeau

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Author Suzanne White

About Suzanne White

Suzanne White is the High Priestess of Chinese and Western Astrology. She's American and has lived in France for 50 years. She spends some months in America every year on house swaps. Suzanne says: One day I'm a rip-roaring Yankee and the next day I'm an dainty, elegant Parisienne My totally bi-lingual life is a kind of "managed schizophrenia". It's fun. I live for fun. I will probably die of it too.


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