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An ace remembers

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on October 21, 2010 1:46 PM

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Former U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Frank Speer talks about his experiences as a fighter pilot in World War II and the time he spent as a POW in Germany. On the table in front of him is a painting of a dogfight he was in during which he shot down a German fighter.

Ask Frank Speer about the day he decided to become a pilot and the 88-year-old turns back the clock some 75 years. "They brought in a Ford Trimotor -- landed it at a nearby airport. You know, there weren't many...

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