It has recently been reported that Wilfred DeFour who had served with the Tuskegee airmen during the worldwar II had found dead on Saturday in NewYork. He died at age 100.
It has been said by the New York police that the officers had responded to the 911 call which was made by someone residing in Harlem and they has found a man there who is identified as DeFour. He was found unresponsive and unconscious there.
According to the statements made by the police, there were no apparent signs of trauma with that man and the medical examiner would now determine the cause of his death. The death of Tuskegee Airmen has left few to carry on the legacy of inspiration. deFour had attended a ceremony in the previous month for the renaming of Harlem post office in the honor of Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen were the very first military aviators being the African-Americans in the US service corps.
They had been trained at the Tuskegee army airfield in Alabama, the Macon Country. Defour has said that he regret that so many of the comrades are no longer with him. It would also mean that there would be more recognition for the Tuskegee Airmen and that was really of importance.
It was generally said that the group had included the navigators, pilots, maintenance and the support staff and also the bombardiers who had went through the US army air corps training program which was done to bring the African-Americans into the war effort.
Defour worked being an aircraft technician in World War II and after the war was done, he had been working for the US postal service and it has now been 33 years total. He was one of the first African-american military aviators and was found dead on Saturday at approximately 9:00 am.
He was pronounced to be dead at the scene by the officials and his cause of death appeared to be the natural cause but still his official autopsy report would be conducted. DeFour had joined the Tuskegee airmen as an aircraft technician in the year 1942 where he was assigned to the 366th air service squadron which was being serving in Italy. He had got his basic training from Alabama Tuskegee.
The Tuskegee airmen were actually the first African-American military aviators who were a part of the US army and they were racially segregated until after the war.