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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.
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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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