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Old 19 December 2002, 01:45 PM   #1
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Sad to learn that the last US combat pilot of WW1 died in Oct 2001 but certainly not surprised. *Amazing anyone lasted that long. *Anyone know if any other pilots from other counties remain alive from The Great War?

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Old 19 December 2002, 04:16 PM   #2
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Sad to hear. (Isn't there a Canadian Combat Aviator still hanging in there?) Gone but not forgotten. My hat is off to a generation in which duty and honor were not just buzzwords (not to mention a keen sense of adventure).
They took to the air when aviation was a realm of the unknown and paid with their lives to gain basic knowledge which we now take for granted when a student pilot. Then they flew into combat.
Valhalla is the richer for their entry.
"In the final analysis, war is far more than an extension of politics. It is the most complex, demanding, and unpredictable of all human endeavors - as learned from 1914 to 1918." - from (with slight alteration) the introduction of "Pyrrhic Victory" by Robert A. Doughty (US Army Ret.).

"Frankly, I had enjoyed the war." Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Old 20 December 2002, 05:21 AM   #3
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All belgian pilots are dead now.
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