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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Luftwaffe Resource Center
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:02 am 
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...according to CAF facebook page.

A truly great aviator and gentleman. Blue skys and tailwinds. Energy management is now infinite!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:05 am 
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Next to my Dad, he was my foremost hero. What a life he had.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:26 am 
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Condolences to his family, friends and the aviation community. This is truly sad news.

God Speed and Vaya Con Dios.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:56 am 
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A sad loss :(


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:59 am 
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Condolences to family and friends! R.I.P.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:28 pm 
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So odd, as I finally read his autobiography for the first time recently.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:04 pm 
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Nooòooooooooo! I'm saddened to hear this. I'm disappointed I never met him. I never heard a bad word about him. All I ever heard was what a gentleman and fantastic aviator he was. I consider myself fortunate to have watched him put on a fantastic aerial display with both the P-51 and the Shrike. How fitting that one of his airplanes will forever be on display in the Smithsonian.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:07 pm 
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Spoke to him on the phone a number of times but sadly never met him: his loss will be keenly felt.

A truly legendary aviator.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:26 pm 
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RIP, to a fine man and first class pilot.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:00 pm 
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What a life lived, though. RIP.

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ANN is deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of aviation legend R.A. "Bob" Hoover, who was often referred to as a "pilot's pilot." Hoover passed away early in the morning on Tuesday in a hospital near his home in Rancho Palos Verdes in California. He was 94 years old...............

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Greatest aviator that ever lived! RIP :(

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We lost a great one today. Thank you for your service and Blue Skies Sir...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:34 pm 
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As was once said "life should be measured in achievements whatever they might be and not years!".....

Bob did both!

Proud to have had him as a friend...

RIP and tailwinds forever sir...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:39 pm 
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This is really tragic news.
Thank you Bob, a real and true aviator.
R.I.P and Blue Skies


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