Saturday, August 4, 2018
Donald James Matthew Blakeslee-- Part 1: Flying Ace with 15.5 Victories
This hero was featured in the Paralyzed Veterans of America's August calendar. My last four posts were about him and the Fourth Fighter Group.
Born September 11, 1917 Died September 3, 2008
United States Air Force pilot whose military career began with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. He then became a member of the Royal Air Force Eagle squadrons before transferring to the United States Army Air Force in 1942.
He flew more combat missions against the Luftwaffe than any American pilot and by the end of the war was a flying ace credited with 15.5 aerial victories.
Quite a Record. --GreGen