Former Tuskegee Airman Audley Coulthurst Dies at Age 92

Audley Coulthurst, a former member of the legendary black aviation group the Tuskegee Airmen, died at a Veterans Affairs facility in Brooklyn, N.Y., after suffering cardiac arrest. 

The Spirit of Tuskegee, a PT-13 Stearman biplane flown by Tuskegee Airmen training to fight in World War II, hangs from the ceiling above the concourse galleries at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall on Sept. 14, 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Another former member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen has died.

Audley Coulthurst passed away Thursday at a Veterans Affairs facility in Brooklyn, N.Y., after suffering cardiac arrest, his daughter, Audra Coulthurst, said, the Associated Press reports. He was 92.

According to the report, Coulthurst enlisted in the Army in 1942, ultimately becoming one of the first black military pilots in the U.S. in the respected, though discriminated against, group of black airmen.

Audra Coulthurst told AP that after the war, her father went on to become a certified public accountant and served as controller of the National Urban League.

“Today, we lost a hero who fought for freedom abroad and equality at home. RIP Audley Coulthurst,” tweeted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

In addition to this daughter, Audley Coulthurst is survived by his wife, Matilda, and a son, Jeffrey.

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