WWL-TV: Last Louisiana member of Tuskegee Airmen, Calvin Moret, dies _lowres

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Calvin Moret, the last surviving World War II Tuskegee Airman from New Orleans is honored at the Urban League of Greater New Orleans celebration of 75 years of service to the Greater New Orleans community at its Annual Gala at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Celestin Ballroom, in New Orleans on June 29, 2013. Moret died on Saturday, according to his family. He was 90.


The last surviving Louisiana member of World War II's Tuskegee Airmen, Calvin Moret, 90, died Saturday, according to Moret's family.

WWL-TV reports Moret, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service, was one of the key links to the group of African-American military airmen.

He joined the Tuskegee Airmen in 1943, and trained to fly P-40s in the European and Pacific theater during World War II, but fighting ended in both theaters before Moret was deployed. From 1943 to 1944 Moret trained at the Tuskegee Institute and later worked as a commissioned flight officer.

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