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#1 bschwartz

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 04:21 PM

Reminder of why I collect these little pieces of history, to remember those that earned them and wore them with pride.  Very cool that the RAF did this: http://warbirdsnews....in-flypast.html

 



#2 CliffP

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 04:48 PM

;)  Thank you Bob for posting this.  It really was a very fine tribute to Wing Commander Guy Gibson.



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 04:13 AM

Thanks for posting this Bob.

It’s funny, I have done this twice.

First, I flew a friends pilots wing with me in the B-25, shortly after he passed. I even took them with me to Guam on a fuel stop there in the Gulfstream, which is where Ben was stationed with his B29 squadron. He was a good friend.

Second, I had a friend take a KIA Corsair pilots wings while flying a Corsair last year.

Great story on an aviation legend Bob.

Thanks again for posting.

 

John



#4 mtnman

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 07:35 AM

Just awesome Bob! Thanks!

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 07:44 AM

Bob,

 

Thanks for posting.  Great story.



#6 bschwartz

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 07:50 AM

And apologies to the admins, I know this isn't US related but I thought it was just too cool not to share.  John, thanks for sharing your stories too.  It's so cool to hear how these brave folks are honored even after their gone.  i remember hearing about a P-51 pilot who flew someone's ashes up at Oshkosh a few years ago.  Love that these people are being honored and that the pilots who are doing these flight are being recognized as well.  



#7 Kropotkin

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:00 AM

Here he is wearing a senior pilot wing, if only to legitimize this thread:
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