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Author Topic: Another P-40 ace has made his final flight  (Read 7218 times)
Mark Joyce
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« on: April 19, 2008, 11:45:23 AM »

I'm saddened to have learned that John R. "Dick" Rossi passed away yesterday, April 17th, 2008.  Mr. Rossi was a flight leader with the 1st Squadron--the 'Adam and Eves'--of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the Flying Tigers.  He was credited with six victories while with the AVG.

When the AVG was officially disbanded on July 4, 1942, Mr. Rossi joined the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) flying supplies from India to support China's war effort.  By war's end, Dick held the record for the most "hump" flights over the Himalayas at 735 trips.

I don't know the details of his death, but learned about it on the AVG website:  www.flyingtigersavg.com

I met Mr. Rossi in 1999 at a fundraiser in Southern California.  He was a gracious gentleman.


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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 04:05:39 AM »

Thatís sad news, my condolences to his family and the Flying Tigers. 
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