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By an Angel’s Kiss, Tuskegee Airman, John Lyle, 98

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(Associated Press) CHICAGO — World War II fighter pilot John Lyle, a Tuskegee Airman, has died at the age of 98.Lyle died Saturday at his home on Chicago’s South Side, his wife, Eunice, said Monday. She added that Lyle had been battling prostate cancer.

The members of the nation’s first black fighter squadron won acclaim for their aerial prowess and bravery, despite a military that imposed segregation on its African-American recruits while respecting the rights of German prisoners.

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