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Lincoln's Tuskegee Airman Dies At 92

Lincoln's Tuskegee Airman Dies At 92

Paul Adams, a Nebraska veteran who served as a Tuskegee Airman during World War Two, has died. He was 92.

Adams' son, Michael Adams, says his father died Sunday.

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Paul Adams joined the Army after graduating from South Carolina State University and flew with the 332nd Fighter Group. The Tuskegee Airmen broke racial barriers, becoming the first black aviators in the U.S. military.

The military transferred Adams to Lincoln in 1962. He retired a year later and began teaching industrial arts at Lincoln High School in 1964. His son says Adams also taught what likely was the first Black History class in the district. Adams retired from teaching in 1982.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow.

 

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