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Rob Sumowski

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From: Macon, Georgia
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posted 02-27-2006 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Friends:

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Gen Bob Scott, WWII ace who wrote "God is My Co-Pilot." I received an e-mail from a small group of his friends this morning just down the road in Warner Robins, GA. Gen. Scott was born and raised here in Macon and helped found the Robins Museum of Aviation. He bought his first airplane- a WWI surplus Curtiss Jenny- here and towed it home behind his bicycle. He was well into his 90s. Godspeed, Bob. Well done.



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posted 02-27-2006 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zee_aladdin   Click Here to Email zee_aladdin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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posted 02-27-2006 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote



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posted 02-27-2006 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both he and his book were highly inspirational. He will be missed, but his legacy and his book will endure for a long time to come.



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posted 02-28-2006 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tfetner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He will be sadly missed. General Scott was kind enough many years ago to send me (unsolicited) a beautiful Flying Tiger X-mas card along with a 8x10 of him climbing into a F-15 (with a big smile on his face!).

He sent these items after my request for him to sign my copy of his book earlier in the year.

Talk about a cool X-mas surprise!

Astro Bill

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posted 03-01-2006 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Astro Bill   Click Here to Email Astro Bill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Obituary - Gen. Robert L. Scott, Jr. (1908-2006)

[This message has been edited by Astro Bill (edited March 01, 2006).]


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From: Carrollton, GA USA
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posted 03-06-2006 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gen. Scott was a funny, gracious, and humble man. I was fortunate to meet him on more than one occassion and he was always so lively and energetic. He was a true American hero.

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