Hasagawa F6F-3 Flown by Alexander Vraciu
When I was aboard Bon Homme Richard, Alexander Vraciu was the Commander of VF-51 flying FJ-2 Fury’s. Years later I had the occasion to meet him again and have lunch with him. I gave him this model which he said he appreciated very much. He flew this airplane during the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot” He still resides in the Bay Area but I have heard that time is catching up to him. He is almost 95.
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