Correction: Obit-Tuskegee Airman story

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Posted: Oct 31, 2016 5:49 PM

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.