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An Air ace has fallen.....

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Erich, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. Erich

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    I am saddened to report that European fighter ace of the 56th fighter group flying the P-47 / Gabby Gabreski died of a heart attack yesterday the 31 st of January 2002 at the age of 83. A Tiger of a man for sure with a keen eye as ever with many a good yarn. I was fortunate to meet and interview him along with ace and commander Hub Zemke in Sisters Oregon in the early 90's. Another one gone, and another one sorely missed...... :(

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  2. C.Evans

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    :( :( This is indeed--a VERY sad day leading to a VERY set of sad times.

    Gabby sure was one hell of an Eagle and will be sorely missed. :( :(

    Damn................ :( :(
     
  3. Stevin

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    Saddened by this news. Saw him on a documentary on Pearl HArbour on thehistorychannel when I was in the States last month. Just the other day I had a book in my hands in which his exploits were described. Always sad to hear about these great guys and historic eyewitnesses passing away. We owe a lot...

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  4. C.Evans

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    Stevin, on this topic--or related--dont I owe you something? if so, please send me a reminder.

    I totally concurr, and soem of us on thesew forums repeat time and again, that if one wants to write to these brave men--now is the time to do so.
     
  5. Erich

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    I second your sediments.....

    WRITE them, NOW !

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  6. Stevin

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    Well, I wouldn't call it that you owe me something....

    I've sent you an e-mail.

    Erich, got any closer in solving the PFF enigma? I recieved good and nice e-mails from mr. Alton and Jones on the matter of PFFs. Nothing specific to this day though. They did somehow gave conflicting info as to the use and #s of PFF ships in a group.

    Ah well, those are the joys of researching!

    ( Sorry, I am getting Off-topic here..)

    [ 03 February 2002: Message edited by: Stevin Oudshoorn ]</p>
     
  7. C.Evans

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    Stevin--Erich, check out the link to the site I will be posting in the top most forum before I leave tonight--you will like it.
     
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    Guys, nothing but computer problems this weekend......provider has been hacked mercilessly.

    Stevin, no word yet on what you got hit by the ZG's yet....as you say, still searching.

    Carl, yes I'll check the site. Want more stuff on Kriegsmarine offizier Feldt ?...check www.seekrieg.de and look for the personell link. From there go on their board and look for the F link and check out the nice colour pic of him and a very small bio on him.... :D

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    Mucho appreciatedo my friendo-- :D :D i'll look at it now as I have a moment to do so.
     
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    I just checked and found that photo--EXCELLENT color photo of him. Many thanks Erich. :D
     
  11. Erich

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    make a copy of the text and have it translated, but I think this is the same material given to you on feldgrau.com when you have given your questions concerning the gentleman.

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  12. Stevin

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    Erich, Carl,

    Thnx for these sites! Good stuff!
     
  13. C.Evans

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    Quite welcome my friend--and sent you something good in a pvt mssg today with a bonus that I think you will like very much! :D
     
  14. Stevin

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    And it is not even my birthday!

    Thanks Carl!

    Stevin
     
  15. C.Evans

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    Well---HAPPY PRE-BIRTHDAY--consider it an early gift :D :D
     

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