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Portland Man, Ex-Tuskegee Airman, Dies At 94

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man who trained with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War Two is dead at age 94.  Carl Diez [[ dies ]] was a lifelong Portland resident, who graduated from Franklin High School and the University of Portland.  He went through training to fly with the famous African-American fighter pilots, but was unable to participate in the European Theater of operations because of a depth-perception problem.  Services for Deiz will be held Friday at noon at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church at 120 Northeast Knott.

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