Tex Hill dies at 92

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  1. evangilder

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    It's a sad day in the annals of aviation history.:(

    So long, Tex. Blues skies and tail winds. :salute:
     
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    A great one has passed away.

    RIP!
     
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    A true legend... :salute:
     
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    The man was a hero in my books.....

    Charles
     
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    A true American hero. :salute:

    TO
     
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    Man, I'm sorry to hear that. :salute:

    I just bought of a replica of his P-40.

    (Admin, if the logo in the pic violates anything, please remove the image)
     

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    I have a Mahogany model of his airplane, autographed by him. It has been a treasured item for many years.
     
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    I was looking forward to meeting Tex at the Gathering of Mustangs Legends a couple weeks ago, but he didn't make it due to illness.
    Rest in Peace Mr. Hill.
     
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    :salute: Was he the last of the original Flying Tigers?
     
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    Yes, I think he was one of the original Flying Tigers.
     
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    Very sad news indead, I had the pleasure of listening to him speak for the last couple of years at the EAA. He will truely be missed.

    :salute:
     
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    He lived a full life.
     
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    This is sad news indeed. Spoke with him on the phone earlier in the summer. Wanted to know his view on the role played by pre-war US Navy gunnery training on the success of the AVG. Gracious as ever, Tex described how the "ring" in AVG's first reflector gun sights were etched by hand ...

    Felt a little corny then, but I am glad I said it to him ... a simple "thank you" for what he did for my people. Those of you who know a WWII veteran, make it a point to say "thank you" while they are still here to appreciate it.


    窮天下力,复此金湯
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    Forget not the Warrior, all ye who pass by ...

    We certainly will not forget you Tex.

    You came and risked your life to help us when we were in desperate straits. All you needed to know was that we were the victims, brutalized by invaders - we, who were strangers of a different culture and language ...

    We will remember and we will tell our children.
     
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