NEW YORK (AP) --- A former member of the pioneering black aviation unit the Tuskegee Airmen has died at age 92.
Audley Coulthurst's daughter, Audra Coulthurst, says her father died Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest at VA facility in Brooklyn.
Coulthurst enlisted in the Army in 1942 and became one of America's first black military pilots.
Although they faced discrimination in a segregated military, the Tuskegee Airmen were among the World War II's most respected fighter squadrons.
Audra Coulthurst says that after the war her father became a certified public account and served as controller of the National Urban League.
In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife, Matilda Coulthurst, and a son, Jeffrey Coulthurst.
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