William M. Wheeler Way Blvd

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The Cradle of Aviation Museum honored Hempstead Long Island resident, William M. Wheeler. This Tuskegee Airman was a 2nd Lieutenant, Combat Fighter Pilot and apart of both the 332nd Fighter Group and the 302nd Fighter Squadron.

To provide a more permanent commemoration, a section of Lindbergh Boulevard is now “William M. Wheeler Way,” honoring a longtime Hempstead resident who as one of the acclaimed Tuskegee Airmen helped shatter the U.S. military’s ban on Black pilots. Wheeler died in 2011, but his family was on hand outside the Cradle of Aviation Museum, where Nassau County Executive Laura Curran oversaw the naming, which is near Earle Ovington Boulevard.

Read the full Metropolitan Airport News article

Learn more about 2nd Lt William M. Wheeler in Tuskegee Airmen Profiles!