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Tuskegee airman from Arizona who flew in 3 wars dies at 95

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 18:36:15-04

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A member of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen who died in Arizona will be remembered this week.

Martinez Funeral Chapels in Nogales confirmed a funeral for George Washington Biggs is scheduled for Thursday.

Biggs died Saturday at age 95.

His daughter, Rose Biggs-Dickerson, told The Arizona Republic that her father had been living in a senior-care facility in Tucson.

A native of Nogales, Biggs enlisted in 1943 at age 18 with the U.S. Army Air Corps _ which later became the U.S. Air Force.

He was placed in an elite group of fighter pilots trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute.