TUSKEGEE AIRMEN HONOREE: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, seen here in 2011, was one of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. He holds a model of a P-51 Mustang used in World War II. Williams was a fitness and survival trainer during the war, trained fellow black pilots in the Airmen, and in 1949 he became a fighter intercept controller. After the war he joined Dade County Public Schools and helped integrate Miami schools.
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN HONOREE: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, seen here in 2011, was one of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. He holds a model of a P-51 Mustang used in World War II. Williams was a fitness and survival trainer during the war, trained fellow black pilots in the Airmen, and in 1949 he became a fighter intercept controller. After the war he joined Dade County Public Schools and helped integrate Miami schools. MARICE COHN BAND MIAMI HERALD STAFF
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN HONOREE: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, seen here in 2011, was one of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. He holds a model of a P-51 Mustang used in World War II. Williams was a fitness and survival trainer during the war, trained fellow black pilots in the Airmen, and in 1949 he became a fighter intercept controller. After the war he joined Dade County Public Schools and helped integrate Miami schools. MARICE COHN BAND MIAMI HERALD STAFF

One of the last Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, dies at 97

July 07, 2015 8:33 AM

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