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Old 4th May 2011, 04:31
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Re: American Aces Died in 2011

Sorry to hear Bob Goebel died,he was a great guy. I met him at an airshow in Santa Maria in the early 90s, where he was signing copies of his book "Mustang Ace". We got into a great discussion on the 15th AF and told him some things that he did not know, i.e. the case of Lt Martin Monti who defected to the Germans with an F-5 Lightning. We exchanged correspondence for a few year before losing touch.

On a side note, just as he was signing his book, he asked if I'd like another 31st FG ace to sign also,of course I said Sure!! and he called Jim Brooks who was walking by to sign! Pretty cool!

He was a gentleman and a war hero, blue skies forever...
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