Friday, May 28, 2010

Colonel 'Bud' Mahurin - Dan Dare like Fighter Ace with kills in Europe, the Pacific and Korea and survivor of N Korean brainwashing RIP

Before experiencing combat he nearly killed himself when he carried out aerobatics around a Liberator bomber. Caught in the aircraft's slipstream, he collided with the bomber and was forced to bail out. He expected to be court-martialled, but his commander simply fined him $100 and "chewed him out".

Straight from Boys Own

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James Higham said...

Good stuff- long may it continue.

Colin Campbell said...

I love those military obituaries. It is so hard to imagine the bravery and skill of these men and women.