Raymond F. Toliver - RIP

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    I just read that Raymond F. Toliver passed away. Col. Toliver (Ret.) wrote countless books on WW2 and did a great job in organizing reunions between allied and German WW2 fighter pilots. His book "Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe" will always be one of my favorites.

    Rest in peace Colonel! :salute:
     
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    :salute: I have a copy of that book too Joe.
    Rest well Colonel, and thanks for your service and the stories.
     
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    Have a copy as well. Good bood. RIP.
     
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    I have that book as well. RIP :salute:
     
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    I have an original horrido, and at the time it was a classic,...now it is old and warped news. I have misgivings as the Colonel and I could not connect by phone or mail due to him being "too busy" ........... yeah right

    RIP bub
     
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    one of the aviation authors I cut my teeth on along with Caidin and Jablonski
     
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    I knew Toliver. I talked to him a number of times. I wrote to him, as well. I put him in touch with a couple of the German aces. Borchers, and I believe the other was Dickfeld, but not sure. He promised to give me a letter from Baer, but never quite found it.
     
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    RIP, and thanks for burying the hatchet.
     
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    RIP
    All the best on the other side...
     
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    Had a crazy idea once to bring "Blonde knight of germany." to cinema. Unfortunatly I'm no wheeler dealer, and a poor writer to boot. Yet he had me over gave me two copies of the book (one signed.)and chewed ideas about my plan for a couple hrs, all from one cold call to him. the guy was a real soul.
    God bless you colonel.
     
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    I contacted Ray when I was in high school, and he replied. Eventually we visited one another several times and discussed "the writing game". Though I wouldn't say I became a protoge', he was always supportive of my ambition as an historian. RIP.
     
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    I read his "Blonde Knight", man was a helluva historian and a good author to boot, not a common combination (unfortunately.)
     
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    Thats sad as he was undoubtedly one of the best writers in this field
    Cheers RT
     
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    I salute you. :salute:
     
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