ASBURY Richard NEW
WWII USAF American Fighter Pilot Ace with 5 air to air victories
Richard W. Asbury was born in Maryland in 1920. He entered U.S. Air Force training in 1942, and was stationed in England in 1943. He flew combat missions over Europe in P-51s. In 1944 his German opponents were flying Me-109s and Fw-190s, and on one occasion he successfully out-maneuvered the fighters even though out-numbered by 10 to one. His decorations include two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 21 Air Medals and three Air Force Commendation Medals. He later flew combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. Asbury lives in Moline, Ill.
Postwar signed photo measuring 3 1/2" x 5"
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