The Baron was one of the oldest pilots on the base and he filled in as ringmaster for a few sessions to help out but was reinstated to flight status after this session as a trainer of new pilots. He died the next year in a heroic sacrifice, exactly the way he had told us he wanted to go. He was originally inspired by the Red Baron and took on a Germanic accent when he learned English. He was one of my favorite guest speakers for his history and spirit.
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