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Rob Sumowski

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From: Macon, Georgia
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 07-15-2006 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi All:

I sent my mahogany B-29/X-1 combo model to General Bob Cardenas (Pilot of the B-29 that launched the X-1 on 14 October 1947), and within one week received it back signed and inscribed "From the X-1 Team" by Gen Cardenas. He also sent along three signed metal data plates from his B-24, B-29, and Flying Wing assignments. The General would not accept a dime for his signature. It really meant a lot to me. What a gentleman.


Jurg Bolli

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From: Albuquerque, NM
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-17-2006 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear you had a good experience after the nightmare!

David Stephenson

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From: England
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 07-18-2006 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Rob,
i had a similiar experience with Gen.Cardenas,he is a genuine nice guy.
All the best,


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From: Seminole, Florida, United States
Registered: May 2000

posted 07-19-2006 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollo11lem5   Click Here to Email apollo11lem5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Rob...I am very pleased to hear of your great result from General Cardenas !! He is very much like you as you are BOTH great guys !! General Cardenas is tops as are you !! I would expect a great result considering the two fine gentlemen involved !! Congrats deserve it !!....Donald Brady Jr.

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