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Old 23rd September 2022, 05:21
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Richard P. Lutz. Jr. - In Memoriam

Richard P. Lutz Jr., who worked extensively volunteering with the Planes of Fame museum passed away yesterday (he used to frequent this forum as "vonlutz"). He was 79 years old.

As an avid Luftwaffe collector, he helped greatly with the original restoration and research of the Me109 G-10/U4 and Me262, both of which were the POF Museum in Chino (the Me262 went to Paul Allen quite a few years back).

As we both lived in CA, I had the ability to visit him on many occasions. He was an outstanding gentleman; always very kind; and keen to share knowledge.

He started suffering from Alzheimers a few years ago, so he and his family asked me to help find homes for his collection. Even at the age of 76, he was still sad to see it all go.

He was probably one of the first true collectors, starting in the 1960's, and had an amazing passion for WW2 Aircraft.

He will be missed.

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