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Old 6th June 2008, 05:43
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

I regret to report that Robert Barkey of the 325th FG, an ace, passed on 30 May 2008. Bob flew both the Thunderbolt and Mustang with victories in each aircraft. He was a fine pilot and man whom we all will miss.

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Old 10th June 2008, 11:25
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1/Lt Liles was shot down by flak defending the airfield in Kleacany, near Prague, Czechoslovakia, on March 3, 1945 while strafing it with other pilots of the 55th FG. His fellow 1/Lt Howes landed to try to pick him up but they failed and were - being wounded - later captured.
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Old 22nd June 2008, 11:56
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TRULUCK John Hinds Jr, 7, June 20, 2008, Walterboro, South Carolina

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Old 14th July 2008, 05:43
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GERICK, Steven, 5, July 11, 2008, Sun City, Arizona (?)

DeHAVEN, Robert Marshall, 14, July 11, 2008, Los Angeles area, California (?)

The deaths are confirmed, but I am waiting for obituaries to verify the place of death.

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Old 14th July 2008, 07:00
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DeHAVEN, Robert Marshall, 14, July 11, 2008, Los Angeles area, California (?)
Revi magazine published a nice article about Bob DeHaven just in last issue. RIP.

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Old 2nd August 2008, 09:07
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WANG Kuang-Fu, 8.5 (6.5 documented), July 8, 2008, Plano, Texas

ROSS, Herbert Erskine, 7, July 20, 2008, Stockton, California

TORDOFF, Harrison Bruce, 5, July 24, 2008, St Paul, Minnesota

HAYES, Thomas Lloyd Jr, 8.5, July 24, 2008, Reston, Virginia

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Wang is not really an American ace, being born in China, and serving in the Chinese Air Force in World War 2. However, all his victories were claimed while in the Chinese-American Composite Wing, so I have included him as serving directly beside Americans. He lived in the United States since the mid-50s.

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Old 2nd August 2008, 11:02
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Re: American Aces Died in 2008

Frank,

sorry to hear Tommy Hayes died. I had a great time with him during the 357th FG Reunion back in Long Beach in 1993. Really a great guy.

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Old 3rd August 2008, 02:00
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Frank,

In "Stars and Bars" you state that Wang Kuang-fu "retired from the Chinese Air Force in May, 1964." Yet above you indicate that he moved to the US in the mid-50s. Can you clarify his post war career?

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Tom,

It comes from working in a hurry, from memory. I haven't dug up my sources, but Stars and Bars is correct.

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WATKINS, James Albert, 12, August 18, 2008, Arlington, Texas

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