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Colonel Robert E. Thacker passed away today.

Old 11-25-2020, 11:55 PM
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Default Colonel Robert E. Thacker passed away today.

Found on Facebook, I pass the sad news from Mr. David Hart Jr.:

"I'm sad to say that Colonel Robert E. Thacker, WWII B-17 pilot and the pilot of the record setting F-82 Betty Jo passed away this morning in his sleep at the age of 102. RIP Colonel. You were a great man and I'm honored to have met you."

https://www.facebook.com/groups/8026...7421310042629/

God Speed Col. !
Old 11-26-2020, 01:39 AM
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Pretty outstanding innings (as we would say) one can only imagine the world seen through his eyes.

RIP

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Old 11-26-2020, 05:13 AM
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I had the pleasure of meeting Col Thacker at one of the scale events I had attended.
Wonderful man, and highly animated story telling to boot!
RIP Col Thacker.
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:16 PM
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It was an honor to know and participate in events with the Col. Always willing to engage in conversation, always recognizable with his white socks, ascot and hat. He was a great contributor and he will be missed.

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