NEW YORK (AP) — In an obituary that moved Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, The Associated Press reported erroneously the role that Audley Coulthurst had with the Tuskegee Airman. He flew with them as a radio operator, not a pilot.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Audley Coulthurst of famed Tuskegee Airmen dies in NYC at 92
Former Tuskegee Airman Audley Coulthurst has died at age 92
NEW YORK (AP) — A former member of the pioneering black aviation group the Tuskegee Airmen has died. Audley Coulthurst was 92.
Audra Coulthurst says her father died Thursday at a Veterans Affairs facility in Brooklyn after suffering cardiac arrest.
Coulthurst enlisted in the Army in 1942. He served as a radio operator who flew with the Tuskegee Airmen B-25 bombers.
Although Tuskegee Airmen faced discrimination in a segregated military, the fighter squadrons were among the most respected in World War II.
Audra Coulthurst says after the war her father became a certified public accountant and served as controller of the National Urban League.
He also is survived by his wife, Matilda Coulthurst, and a son, Jeffrey Coulthurst.