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William Lovern Booker

Birthdate: (90)
Death: November 30, 2013 (90)
( a Kirkland area Nursing Home), Kirkland, King, Washington, USA (Parkinsons Disease)
Place of Burial: Seattle, King, Washington, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of <private> Booker and Dolores Booker

Occupation: WW II Navigator, Engineer (Tuskegee Airman) Boeing employee
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About William Lovern Booker


One of the first black military aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen, William L. Booker, has died at the age of 90.

Booker's family says he died Nov. 30 at a Kirkland, Wash., nursing home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Booker served as a navigator and flight engineer on B-24 and B-25 bombers with the 477th Bombardment Group based at Godman Field, Ky. He flew with all-black crews with pilots trained in Alabama at Tuskegee Institute.

After World War II he worked for Boeing for 34 years. He served 10 years as president of the local Tuskegee Airmen's chapter.

Booker is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dolores, two sons, two daughters and grandchildren.

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April 19, 1923
November 30, 2013
Age 90
Kirkland, King, Washington, USA
Seattle, King, Washington, USA