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#4646795 - 05/18/24 01:14 PM Bud Anderson was 102  
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WWII Triple-Ace Col Bud Anderson Has Passed Away

“On 17 May 2024 at 5:29pm, Anderson passed away in his home peacefully in his sleep surround by his family,” said his family in a statement. “We were blessed to have him as our father. Dad lived an amazing life and was loved by many.”

2015, Atlanta GA:


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#4646797 - 05/18/24 01:25 PM Re: Bud Anderson was 102 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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RIP to a genuine American hero.


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#4646805 - 05/18/24 02:05 PM Re: Bud Anderson was 102 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4646813 - 05/18/24 02:44 PM Re: Bud Anderson was 102 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Sad to hear, RIP


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#4646821 - 05/18/24 04:32 PM Re: Bud Anderson was 102 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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RIP, Sir. A life well lived. Making it through WWII and a long post-war flying career, plus Vietnam, is no mean feat.

Time to read To Fly and Fight again.


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#4646828 - 05/18/24 06:22 PM Re: Bud Anderson was 102 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Another great has passed, RIP.


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#4646865 - 05/19/24 06:57 PM Re: Bud Anderson was 102 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I had the privilege to speak with Bud on multiple occasions back when I did volunteer work for the Commerative Airforce through the 6th Cavalry Historical Association. A true hero. S!


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#4647040 - 05/23/24 09:57 PM Re: Bud Anderson was 102 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Wow look at his illustrious military records. 16 1/4 aerial victory over Europe and

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud_Anderson

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His first P-51 Mustang (P-51B-15-NA AAF Ser. No. 43-24823) and his second (P-51D-10-NA Mustang, AAF Ser. No. 44-14450 B6-S), both nicknamed Old Crow[12] (after the whiskey of the same name), carried him safely through 116 missions without being hit by fire from enemy aircraft and without Anderson ever having to turn back for any reason.


116 missions!

USAAF Bomber crews got to go home after 25 missions. How many missions was it for fighter pilots?

102 is a good long life.

#4647044 - 05/24/24 04:03 AM Re: Bud Anderson was 102 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I am sorry to hear of his passing.
Truly a life well lived.

Fair winds and following seas.
Rest in Peace Bud Anderson.


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