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« on: February 12, 2020, 06:20:02 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 02:28:53 AM »

This is very sad news.  The end of an era and another of 'The Greatest Generation' has left us.  For those who haven't read it, his book "Flying Tiger: A Crew Chief's Story" is great. 

I grew up fascinated with the exploits of the AVG, hence my fondness for the P-40, and have met or corresponded with several of its members over the years.  I have a hard time accepting the fact that all of them are now gone.

RIP, Mr. Losonsky, and thanks for your service.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 05:33:04 AM »

Inevitable but still sad to see them go.
I also was inspired by the Flying Tigers and love P-40s to this day!

The world will never see their like again and we must make sure future generations do not forget...
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2020, 07:44:06 AM »

We are losing the WWII vets at an astounding rate, even the Vietnam vets are really getting up there in age.

Beside seeing the John Wayne movie, the first time I remember reading about the Flying Tigers was in Boyington's book, I was captivated and got a lot of books and magazines on them over the years. That also cemented my love for the P-40.
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