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Frank Olynyk 24th March 2020 14:59

American Aces Died in 2020
 
BROOKS, James Lynn. 13. March 12, 2020, Los Angeles, California.

Rest in Peace.

Frank.

Frank Olynyk 2nd April 2020 09:19

Re: American Aces Died in 2020
 
FEIGHTNER, Edward Lewis `Whitey'. 9. April 1, 2020, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Rest in Peace.

Frank.

Frank Olynyk 21st June 2020 12:46

Re: American Aces Died in 2020
 
AUST, Abner Maurice. 5. June 16, 2020, Frostproof, Florida.

Rest in Peach.

Frank.

Frank Olynyk 28th June 2020 01:57

Re: American Aces Died in 2020
 
WANDREY, Ralph Henry. 6. June 25, 2020, Hayden, Idaho.

Rest in Peace.

Frank.

Franek Grabowski 12th July 2020 02:00

Re: American Aces Died in 2020
 
After so many years, how many US aces are known to be still alive or not confirmed to die? I guess the list is pretty short. They all would have been 95+, would not they?

Frank Olynyk 12th July 2020 02:13

Re: American Aces Died in 2020
 
Franek,
There are 20 American aces still alive.

1 USMC from WW2
7 USN from WW2
9 USAAF from WW2
1 USAF from Korea
1 USN from Vietnam
1 USAF from Vietnam

Enjoy!

Frank.

Franek Grabowski 12th July 2020 18:12

Re: American Aces Died in 2020
 
Thanks, so sadly very few and within few years most will be gone. By the way, I understand that Robin Olds is not recognised as a VN war ace officially?

Frank Olynyk 12th July 2020 18:58

Re: American Aces Died in 2020
 
Franek,

Robin Olds has four official victories in Vietnam. I also show a probable victory for him on June 2, 1967 which I consider nonsense (or as Tex Hill would say, "the south bound output of a north bound bull"). MiG and missile(s) disappeared into a cloud and no other results observed (ie, no one knows if the missile exploded, and if the MiG was even damaged). His backseater on that day is deceased.

Enjoy!

Frank.

Franek Grabowski 13th July 2020 01:30

Re: American Aces Died in 2020
 
Frank
Last December I have been talking to a researcher of VN war, and he said, that the kill is confirmed by the VN sources. I guess he covered that in his book, but I do not have it, so I cannot provide more details. As I recall, the Mig went in in the exact area with the loss of the pilot.
Franek


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