America's "Greatest Living Ace"

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America's "Greatest Living Ace"

Post by Davey Boy » 16 Oct 2002 12:51

Never heard of this guy before. Interesting...

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Post by Ogorek » 16 Oct 2002 18:26

Gabby was well known here in the states, but sad to say, he passed away some months ago.

During WWII, he continued to wear the Polish "Gappa" pilots' badge and the insignia of 315 Sqn on his Class "A" uniform.

It was through him that Polish pilots, including Gladych, Sawicz and Lanowski "interned" with the 56th Fighter Group.

See the Osprey Polish Aces of World War 2 (Gretzyngier and Matusiak)

Gabreski's memoir "GABBY" is excellent, and has also been published in Poland.

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Post by Korbius » 17 Oct 2002 00:39

Its funny how he had 6.5 kills in Korea. The american system of counting kills is surely strange.

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Post by Caldric » 17 Oct 2002 00:59

Not really strange many used the system, most likely he and his wingman both shot the mig up.

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Post by Mark Alinsky » 18 Oct 2002 05:31

Isn't Joseph Foss the greatest living American WWII ace at the moment?

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