Tuskegee Airman Tull Dies

Retired Lt. Col. Harrison Tull, one of the famed World War II Tuskegee Airmen, died Oct. 11 at age 89 from cancer. Tull, who served with the 477th Bombardment Group in World War II, and, after being recalled to active duty in 1952, he served through two more wars, spending 27 years in the Air Force and retiring in 1970. Over his career, he served as a navigator and electronic warfare officer, ending his career with the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Offutt AFB, Neb., where he remained after retirement. Tull then taught high school biology and was a school counselor until retiring again in 1990. He was elected to the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame in 2003 and was among the surviving Tuskegee Airmen to receive the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. (Offutt report by Ryan Hansen; also read Omaha World Herald report)