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Old 26th March 2008, 08:39
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American Aces Died in 2008

These are the aces I know about so far this year.

Joel Amos OWENS Jr 5 January 19, 2008 Colorado Springs, Colorado
Henry William BROWN 14.2 February 19, 2008 Sumter, South Carolina
Donald Sewell LOPEZ 5 March 3, 2008 Durham, North Carolina
Gordon Marion GRAHAM 7 March 22, 2008 Irvington, Virginia

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Old 4th April 2008, 02:54
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

Frank,
Is Walker "Bud" Mahurin still with us or has he passed?
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Old 4th April 2008, 04:28
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

Bud is still alive, although I believe his health is poor.

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Old 13th April 2008, 07:31
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

Two recent additions to the list:

Maurice George LONG, 5.5, March 31, 2008, Apple Valley, California

William Elmer BRYAN Jr, 7.5, April 6, 2008, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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Old 19th April 2008, 22:59
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

And another addition:

Hamilton McWhorter III, 12, April 12, 2008, El Cajon, California.

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Old 20th April 2008, 15:48
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

Frank,

..while you're here ..can I ask if you know how James Goodson is doing......is he still in my part of the world (Kent, England)...last I heard he was in very poor health ...

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Old 4th September 2008, 00:40
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

Colonel Donald James Matthew Blakeslee - Fourth FG Commander - 15.5

Passed away quietly in his sleep in the early evening of September 3, 2008. Just nine days short of his 91st Birthday.

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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

BLAKESLEE, Donald James Mathew, 14.5, September 3, 2008, at home, and thus presumably Goulds (Miami), Florida

EVENSON, Eric Alvin, 8.25, September 13, 2008, Branson West, Missouri

KARGER, Dale Ernest, 7.5, October 5, 2008, Beaver, Pennsylvania

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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

So many in such a short period. May they all rest in peace.

It's frustrating for me to learn, posthumously, that I lived so near to so many (I'm in central Florida and travel the entire state). Is there a source where I can find out who is still in my neck of the woods such that I may contact for interviews etc, ?
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

OLANDER, Edwin Lawrence, 5, October 9, 2008, Northampton, Massachusetts

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