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One month after Colorado Springs flight, War World II pilot Frank Royal dies | Colorado Springs Gazette

One month after Colorado Springs flight, War World II pilot Frank Royal dies | Colorado Springs Gazette

World War II veteran Air Force Col. Frank Royal died Saturday, a month after he took a final flight in Colorado Springs alongside the P-38 he flew in the Pacific.

In his final months, the 101-year-old aviator got a reunion with his World War II plane after a visit to the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs, where workers labored for more than year to rebuild it from wreckage pulled from the jungles of New Guinea.

Source: One month after Colorado Springs flight, War World II pilot Frank Royal dies | Colorado Springs Gazette, News